Drew Charter School recognizes the importance of building a strong foundation for learning early in a child’s life. As a result, Drew works closely with our early learning partners to ensure a seamless transition as students matriculate through our cradle to college education pipeline. Collectively, East Lake’s Early Learning partners are committed to supporting families in creating a foundation for academic success.
The Cox Pre-K Program, East Lake Early Learning Academy, and Sheltering Arms East Lake offer high-quality early learning opportunities that provide a strong foundation in literacy.
Operating in partnership with the Rollins Center for Language and Literacy at the Atlanta Speech School, students enrolled with our early learning partners enter Kindergarten ready to learn and are on a path to read-to-learn by third grade. The Rollins Center also provides professional development to teachers and staff through coaching and mentoring, modeling, co-teaching, guided observation and feedback sessions. This successful partnership and technique serves as a model for quality early language and literacy instruction through their online professional development platform Cox Campus.