Talk With Me Baby @ Work is a joint initiative of GEEARS and the Rollins Center for Language and Literacy at the Atlanta Speech School. In collaboration with businesses, community volunteers, and places of worship, this program provides parents and caregivers with tools and strategies to support children’s early brain and language development and build a strong foundation for future learning.

The Talk With Me Baby @ Work program consists of three one-hour sessions and can be implemented with parents, expectant parents, and caregivers who are employees at a business or members of a faith community or community organizationHands On Atlanta will train volunteers to implement Talk With Me Baby @ Work sessions, ensuring children have high-quality experiences in early childhood and build their foundation for future learning.

 Are you interested in bringing Talk With Me Baby @ Work to your business or community? Read below to find out how to get your businesscommunity organization, or place of worship involved.

Individuals can also volunteer to serve as Talk With Me Baby @ Work facilitators.

 

FOR BUSINESSES

Your business can play a role
in developing Georgia’s
 workforce.

 

Why is it important for your employees who are parents/caregivers to participate in Talk With Me Baby @ Work?

The quality of a child’s early environment and their experiences during these early years shape the children’s brain architecture and determine the foundation for future learning. Children who miss the opportunity to build a strong foundation in early childhood may experience detrimental effects on the development of critical thinking, vocabulary, and literacy skills. Talk With Me Baby @ Work provides parents and caregivers with the information necessary to build a strong foundation for all future learning.

How can Georgia’s business community impact the future workforce?

Corporate leadership has the power to improve outcomes for employees, their families, and the communities in which they work. Actions employers take to support parents as they nurture, educate, and engage with their young children can greatly influence both the stability of the current workforce as well as the future employee pipeline. Additionally, companies can use Talk With Me Baby @ Work as an employee benefit program to recruit and retain employees, enhance employee engagement and morale, and bolster their internal and external reputation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Become a Business Champion that takes action to support your employees and Georgia’s children.

There is flexibility in the delivery of this program as Talk With Me Baby @ Work can either provide facilitators for the sessions or we can train your employees on how to facilitate the curriculum. This program is designed to be very resource- minimal so there will be no cost to your business to host these sessions.

“I can honestly say that without these sessions I wouldn’t have known where to find the resources I desperately needed. These kinds of resources are often missed by parents in the workforce.”
– Talk With Me Baby @ Work Participant

Your business can start to make an impact on Georgia’s young children by hosting a Talk With Me Baby @ Work program for your employees.

 

FOR PLACES OF WORSHIP

 

Your place of worship can help Georgia’s young children be ready for kindergarten and on a path to reading proficiency by third grade.

Why is it important for parents and caregivers to participate in Talk With Me Baby @ Work?

The quality of a child’s early environment and their experiences during these early years shape the children’s brain architecture and determine the foundation for future learning. Children who miss the opportunity to build a strong foundation in early childhood may experience detrimental effects on the development of critical thinking, vocabulary, and literacy skills. Talk With Me Baby @ Work provides parents and caregivers with the information necessary to build a strong foundation for all future learning.

 

 

 

 

Become a Talk With Me Baby @ Work Partner that takes action to support Georgia’s children and your local community.

Talk With Me Baby @ Work is looking for places of worship that have a congregation of parents/caregivers of young children or expecting parents to partner with us to provide the three one-hour sessions. There is flexibility in the delivery of this program as Talk With Me Baby @ Work can either provide facilitators for the sessions or we can train your employees/staff/volunteers on how to facilitate the curriculum. This program is designed to be very resource- minimal so there can be no cost to your place of worship to host these sessions.

 

FOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Your community organization can help Georgia’s young children be ready for kindergarten and on a path to reading proficiency by third grade.

Why is it important for parents and caregivers to participate in Talk With Me Baby @ Work?

The quality of a child’s early environment and their experiences during these early years shape the children’s brain architecture and determine the foundation for future learning. Children who miss the opportunity to build a strong foundation in early childhood may experience detrimental effects on the development of critical thinking, vocabulary, and literacy skills. Talk With Me Baby @ Work provides parents and caregivers with the information necessary to build a strong foundation for all future learning.

 

 

Become a Talk With Me Baby @ Work Partner that takes action to support Georgia’s children and your local community.

Talk With Me Baby @ Work is looking for organizations who serve parents/caregivers of young children or expecting parents to become a partner and help implement the three one-hour sessions. There is flexibility in the delivery of this program as Talk With Me Baby @ Work can either provide facilitators for the sessions or we can train your employees/staff/volunteers on how to facilitate the curriculum. This program is designed to be very resource- minimal so there will be no cost to your organization to host these sessions.

Partner with Talk With Me Baby @ Work to give parents and caregivers access to the information and skills they need to support critical language and literacy development in their young children.

 

FOR INDIVIDUALS

 You can volunteer to serve as a facilitator for Talk With Me Baby @ Work. 

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that will allow you to: 

  • Build your capacity as a facilitator?
  • Work with diverse groups of parents and caregivers?

  • Have an impact on brain and language development of Georgia’s youngest children?

    If you answered yesto all of these questions, Talk With Me Baby @ Work can provide an opportunity to lend your skills while having a positive impact on Georgia’s families.

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For more information, contact Amanda Bisgaard, Family Literacy Program Manager for Hands on Atlanta, at gro.a1548136741tnalt1548136741anosd1548136741nah@d1548136741raags1548136741iba1548136741