ATLANTA, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The James M. Cox Foundation announced a $2.8 million grant to the Atlanta Speech School to expand access to the Cox Campus and provide more learning materials. By removing physical and financial barriers, the Cox Campus provides free, online access to professional development for teachers of children from birth to eight years of age. Cobb County Pre-K Teacher Linda Tabeh stated, "I didn't just watch the Cox Courses once. I was motivated when I saw how much positive change can happen with the kids. I kept going back to watch more and implement what I learned." Through the grant to the Speech School's Rollins Center for Language and Literacy, the Cox Campus will launch two new courses later this month. One will help teachers of infants and toddlers understand brain science and the critical importance of the early learning years. The second will provide training on how to help teachers empower parents and other adults to become conversational partners with children from birth onward. This will enhance children's "language nutrition" and set them up to be lifelong learners. Lisa Hansel, director of Knowledge Matters and former editor of American Educator, states that the "Cox Campus is by far the best oral language training I have ever seen for early childhood educators." In advance of the new courses, the Speech School released the Every Opportunity video that highlights the impact teachers can have on a child's ability to prosper. The video has been viewed more than 34 million times and is being used as a training tool for teachers across the nation. It has also triggered international interest from educators in Australia, Brazil and Romania, among others. It touts the importance of using every moment to promote rich language interactions, as well as social and emotional engagement. "We're excited by the success of the Cox Campus and the tools it is providing our teachers," said Cox Enterprises Chairman Jim Kennedy. "As a company with operations across the nation, we see a tremendous opportunity to expand the scope of this training. We know it makes a difference for our teachers and children." The James M. Cox Foundation announced a $3.5 million grant to the Atlanta Speech School's Rollins Center in 2014 to fund the development of the Cox Campus, making this valuable resource free and universally accessible to thousands of early childhood teachers in Georgia and beyond. The Cox Campus distills and disseminates insights and methods from the nation's leading literacy experts. The site also features video training modules from the Cox Pre-K classrooms at the Charles R. Drew Charter School, where the Rollins Center provides onsite coaching that serves as a research and design site for their training program.