Talk With Me Baby™

Your baby is always listening. Are you talking? 85% of your baby's brain has developed by the time she's three years old. Little brains need lots of loving words as much as they need healthy food to grow and thrive. Just by talking, reading, singing, and playing with your baby, you help develop her brain!

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Talk Early, Talk Often

Your baby can hear you as early as the third trimester of pregnancy! It's never too early to start talking with your baby. TALK WITH ME BABY™ can give you ideas for tips for talking with your baby.

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Read Right From The Start

Read Right from the Start is an online training program for teachers of children from birth to age 8. Available now: special incentives for completing online training. Were you working with young children, birth to age 5, in an Alabama ECE center or home prior to the COVID-19 child care shutdown? You may be eligible for a $100 cash incentive…

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The Alabama Partnership for Children (APC) and others across the state want to hear how the parents/guardians of young children have been navigating child care during the Coronavirus pandemic. Parents can complete the survey here . Please share this with anyone who would like to participate, so that we can learn about the critical needs of Alabama’s families and their child care. For more...
View Original Article on CNN (CNN) — "Goo goo ga ga? Are wu my widdle baby?" If your idea of "baby talk" makes you throw up in your mouth a little, then it's time to get educated. True baby talk, which a new study shows can boost infant brain and speech development, is actually proper adult speech, just delivered in a different cadence. "It uses real words and correct grammar, but it does use a...

Talk With Me Baby™

The team behind Talk With Me Baby™ is a collaboration of six leadership organizations, all working to bring the concept of language nutrition into public awareness and educate caregivers on the importance of talking with their baby every day. Talk With Me Baby™ is transforming parents and caregivers into conversational partners with their infants to provide the early language exposure that will support critical brain development for a successful and healthy life. Find out more.

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Read Right from the Start

Read Right from the Start is an online training program for teachers of children from birth to 8. The research-based courses use interactive videos focused on practical strategies teachers can use to promote young children’s language and literacy. The Alabama Partnership for Children partnered with Read Right from the Start to make this training available at no cost to Alabama teachers. Find out how to register:

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Testimonials

  • I have become more mindful of all my interactions with the children in my care. Talking to them about everyday events is actually building their brains! Thank you for these resources.
    Nancy S.
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