Earn Your Bright from the Start Credits Before the End of the Year!

Professional Development

Every year, all Georgia early childhood educators need to complete 10 hours of required Bright from the Start (BFTS) professional development training. You can earn Bright from the Start credits by taking free courses from the Cox Campus!

What’s New on the Cox Campus?

Revamped Preschool and Pre-K courses

This past year, we revamped three of our Preschool and Pre-K courses: “Meaningful Conversations,” “Power of Language,” and “Transforming Story Time.” These courses feature BRAND NEW video lessons – all designed to teach you techniques to turn every conversation you have with children into language building opportunities.

Meaningful Conversations

Meaningful Conversations
1.5 hours

Power of Language

Power of Language
2.5 hours

Transforming Story Time

Transforming Story Time
3.5 hours

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Retake courses to earn Bright from the Start credits

Did you know you can retake any course on the Cox Campus? Retaking courses is a great way to reinforce strategies AND earn Bright from the Start credits. You can retake a course to complete training hours every calendar year! All you have to do is select “Retake” on a course to be eligible for continuing education credits upon completion. 


Frequently Asked Questions

What will I learn on the Cox Campus?

The Cox Campus is a free online learning platform with the singular goal of eradicating illiteracy. Our courses teach you techniques to engage with children as your conversational partners from an early age. You’ll be able to transform every interaction you have with a child into an opportunity to build their vocabulary and language skills – giving them the foundation they need to decide their own future.

How can I access Cox Campus courses?

Learn on-the-go at your own pace. Complete your training and access our interactive, video-based courses right from your computer, tablet or smartphone. To get started earning your Bright from the Start credits, visit the Cox Campus and sign up to get access to all our courses for free!

How do I get my Bright from the Start credits?

Once you finish a course, you’ll be able to print, email, or download your training certificate. This certification includes the course name, completion date and Bright from the Start credit hours. You can retrieve your completed course certificates at anytime from your Cox Campus Dashboard.

BFTS-Approved Courses Available

Infants and Toddlers

Up to 15.5 hours of BFTS credits

Power of Language for Infants and ToddlersPower of Language
2 hours
TALK with MeTALK with Me
3 hours
TALK with Me BabyTALK with Me Baby
4 hours
Read with Me: Part 1Read with Me: Part 1
2.5 hours
Read with Me: Part 2Read with Me: Part 2
1.5 hours
Rhyme with MeRhyme with Me
2.5 hours

Preschool and Pre-K

Up to 18.5 hours of BFTS credit hours

Power of LanguagePower of Language
2.5 hours
Meaningful ConversationsMeaningful Conversations
1.5 hours
Transforming Story Time width=Transforming Story Time
3.5 hours
Building World KnowledgeBuilding World Knowledge
3 hours
Foundations of Learning to ReadFoundations of Learning to Read
4 hours
Sharing Ideas Through WritingSharing Ideas Through Writing
4 hours

Infants/Toddlers and Preschool/Pre-K

1.5 hours of BFTS credit hours

Build My Brain Build My Brain Build My Brain

Build My Brain
1.5 hours

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Join our community of more than 78,000 educators, school leaders, families, and more committed to eradicating illiteracy and putting every child on the path to reading proficiency.

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  1. Gwendolyn Turner

    Hello, do you have to already have a degree or certificate or is this program how you get your certification to be a Pre-K teacher

  2. Gwendolyn Turner

    How do I start

  3. Michele

    Are you an approved IACET agency?

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