All children deserve the chance to determine their own futures
A language-rich environment is the most critical foundation you can provide for your child to ensure lifelong success. Language prepares your child’s brain for reading, and for all learning. By spreading the word about the Cox Campus with everyone who interacts with your child, you’re helping to make sure they are all helping design your child’s path. From birth, young children need strong relationships with adults who engage them in conversation and celebrate their use of language: teachers, family members, healthcare professionals, and community members alike. These conversations strengthen brain connections, foster closer relationships, and create solid foundations for language development and learning.
The Cox Campus can help you engage with your child today, so you can set them on the path to reaching their full potential. Through language and literacy, and the free strategies and resources on the Cox Campus, we can work together to give every child the best possible start in life.
Preparing the Reading Brain
Children are born ready to communicate, but reading is not a native skill. Before a child speaks their first word, we can prepare their brains for reading, and reduce the chance they will struggle later. When we provide rich, language experiences beginning in infancy, we construct their reading brains and help ensure they will one day have the chance to reach their full potential.
Does the Cox Campus work?
We have seen the results – and they speak for themselves. Strategies from the Cox Campus will help your child develop language skills they will continue to expand for the rest of their lives.
The Cox Campus is for Everyone
While originally built for teachers, the Cox Campus is for everyone. You can find courses and resources designed for families, tailored for early childhood educators, made for leaders and developed for communities – with strategies to use with your child every day.
The Science Behind Brain Development
From birth to age three, children’s brains develop faster than at any other point in their lives. We now know that a child’s earliest experiences can affect that brain growth and help determine long-term outcomes in health, learning, and behavior. When you communicate with your child, every back and forth interaction helps to shape the millions of connections in your child’s brain, laying the foundation for all future learning – including reading.
Why Third Grade Reading Proficiency Matters
Third grade is when the mechanics of learning to read transition to reading to learn. For that reason, third grade reading proficiency is a reliable predictor of a child’s future: graduating from high school, going to college, and enjoying a lifetime of healthy and productive outcomes. The most important thing we can do is encourage children to find and use their voice – even before they can use words to communicate – so they can read proficiently by third grade and beyond.
Spread the Word about the Cox Campus
Generous partner investments allow Cox Campus to be available to everyone – at no cost, ever. Beginning today, share this Cox Campus link with anyone who interacts with your child – teachers, school leaders, pediatricians, and community members. Your child’s future is too important to wait.