Research shows that the number of words a baby hears in the first three years of life is the best predictor of educational achievement and a lifetime of opportunities.
Created through an unprecedented partnership of public health and early education leaders, this free, video-based course is about turning everyday interactions between infant and toddler teachers and families into powerful coaching moments. Everyone can use these skills to ensure all children receive the Language Nutrition their growing brains need.
Talking with babies matters.
"The stimulation of healthy brain development, as well as language and literacy in a baby's life is critical. Early brain development is the foundation for a healthier, educated, prosperous future for Georgia and the world. It all starts by talking with your baby."
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D.
Commissioner, Georgia Department of Public Health & State Health Officer
Recognize a problem.
Stand behind a mission.
Help change the future.
According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress only 34% of American 4th graders are reading at grade level.
We are committed to a state-wide goal by 2020, that all of Georgia's children will be on a path to reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.
This course will compel you to act at every opportunity upon a life defining fact – talking with babies builds their brains. Every word, gesture and smile is giving your children a head start.
Start impacting the life of a child by becoming a Talk With Me Baby coach.
Sharing how and why with their families matters even more.