Center for Early Language & Literacy

Announcement    Thursday, November 3, 2022
We're pleased to announce a Research Grant Initiative for Early Language and Literacy Practices! We invite applications from University System of Georgia Institutions and State Agencies that are conducting research on the implementation of early language and literacy practices for children birth to age eight that create the conditions for all children to be on the path to third grade reading proficiency. The Sandra Dunagan Deal Center will offer awardees up to $50,000 to fund research...
Announcement    Thursday, November 3, 2022
We're pleased to announce a Research Grant Initiative for Early Language and Literacy Practices! We invite applications from University System of Georgia Institutions and State Agencies that are conducting research on the implementation of early language and literacy practices for children birth to age eight that create the conditions for all children to be on the path to third grade reading proficiency. The Sandra Dunagan Deal Center will offer awardees up to $50,000 to fund research...
Announcement    Monday, October 31, 2022
Dear Campus Community, Dr. Theresa Magpuri-Lavell, who led the Deal Center for the last five years, has resigned as Executive Director. During that time, Dr. Magpuri-Lavell led the center in providing a strong foundation to reach its mission of improving literacy for the families and children of Georgia. The search for a new executive director is forthcoming. In the interim, to continue to honor the legacy of Georgia College alumna, Former First Lady Sandra Dunagan Deal, and her passion...
Announcement    Wednesday, September 28, 2022
The Governing Board of the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy at Georgia College will hold its quarterly meeting on October 12, 2022, via Zoom.  Call 478-445-8500 for more information.
Announcement    Wednesday, August 3, 2022
The Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy is pleased to announce the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley and the United Way of the Coastal Empire as the winners of the Language as a Missing Link & Missed Opportunity Champion Award. Please see the attached document for more information about the award and this year’s winners.  
Announcement    Wednesday, July 20, 2022
While we frequently interact with children, we often miss opportunities to notice the development of language—from infancy through adolescence, monitor engagement as a gauge of language development, screen for potential language difficulties if indicated, and use this information to enhance opportunities for engagement in universal settings. This virtual learning series will provide a new, proactive approach and a toolkit for all who have a role on a child’s path to literacy, paving...
Event    Thursday, August 18, 2022
While we frequently interact with children, we often miss opportunities to notice the development of language—from infancy through adolescence, monitor engagement as a gauge of language development, screen for potential language difficulties if indicated, and use this information to enhance opportunities for engagement in universal settings. This virtual learning series will provide a new, proactive approach and a toolkit for all who have a role on a child’s path to literacy, paving...
Announcement    Wednesday, June 29, 2022
The Governing Board of the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy at Georgia College will hold its quarterly meeting on July 13, 2022, via Zoom.  Call 478-445-8500 for more information.
Announcement    Thursday, May 26, 2022
The Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy and Get Georgia Reading Campaign are pleased to announce the grant awardees for the 2022 Empowering Communities through Collective Impact Grant Initiative: Bringing The Basics to Communities in Georgia. The purpose of this initiative is to improve the early language and literacy skills of Georgia’s children by creating community coalitions to increase early language and literacy access, professional learning, awareness,...
Announcement    Friday, May 6, 2022
The Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy and the Get Georgia Reading Campaign are pleased to release the grant awardees for the 2022 Collective Impact Grant initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to improve the early language and literacy skills of Georgia’s children, by sustaining community coalitions to increase early language and literacy access, professional learning, awareness, and education. The Deal Center will continue to invest in communities that...