Our Impact

Investing in young readers

We invest thousands of hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars every year in childhood early language and literacy initiatives. In 2018, we saw big returns on those investments.

Impact Indicators

Kids Served
Books Distributed
Educators Trained

Our Strategic Plan

Childhood literacy isn’t just about opening books. It’s about opening doors. That’s why at the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy, we’re invested in helping every Georgia child learn to read proficiently. Working alongside universities, early childhood education programs and other key stakeholders, we collect and share literacy best practices with organizations working with children birth to age 8. We also offer professional training, ensuring they have the resources they need to be effective in the classroom and beyond.


Through workshops, seminars and conferences, we're equipping a community of literacy advocates with the resources they need to help kids read.
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The Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy also makes direct investments in literacy initiatives across the state.
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Success Stories

A few page-turning examples of how our efforts have made a difference in the lives of kids, their parents and educators.

Let’s Read a Book Today Shared Reading for NICU Babies

The Let’s Read a Book Today Shared Reading for NICU Babies project is designed to inform and educate parents and caregivers of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients about the importance of reading to and with infants and children.

Literacy Mentoring for Leadership Program

A two-year capacity-building professional development on early language and literacy funded by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement and administered by the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy at Georgia College.

2018 Collective Impact

Check out results from an active 2018 fiscal year. Progress includes FY 2018 budget results, data from the Summer Literacy Initiative Mini Grant Program, Literacy Mentoring for Leadership Program, Second Annual Governor's Summit for Early Language and Literacy, webinar results from the Social-Emotional and Mental Health Development in Young Children, Infant and Toddler Grant Initiative results and more.

Our Partnerships

Writing the Next Chapter on Childhood Literacy Together

Our impact is possible thanks to the support and commitment of our partner organizations. Learn more about our growing community of literacy advocates.
Our Partnerships