Community Programs

Baby Talk

Baby Talk Week 2021

Baby Talk Week Calendar of Events for Parents and Community Professionals (.pdf)
February 23rd – February 27th

If you missed the Virtual Parent Cafe on Tuesday, 2/23/21, please complete the pre-survey below, view the video and then complete the post-survey to receive your free gift at the ‘Drive Through’ on Thursday, 2/25/21 from 5-7pm:

Complete Pre Survey:

Tuesday 2/23/21View Virtual Parent Café Video 

Complete Post Survey

Baby Talk, a community initiative built from the ground up with the community organization COQEBS (Concerned Organizations for Quality Education of Black Students), is an initiative that provides trainings for families, childcare providers, and all agencies and field professionals serving higher-risk children so that we all can be working with a common vision and skill set. The skills taught are those shown to make a difference for infants and toddlers, with nationally-recognized leaders joining the FSC to bring the latest, cutting-edge, and culturally-informed knowledge to the community to help prepare children for the challenges of preschool – and for life.

The Baby Talk Initiative is comprised of 4 key components. (1) Baby Talk is an annual community event for families and direct caregivers which makes accessible current research regarding infant brain development, and provides practical skills for promoting in infants and toddlers the social and emotional skills needed for school readiness. (2) Baby Steps continues the mission of Baby Talk throughout the year by conducting similar events for families and caregivers at local childcare centers. (3) Listening to Babies is a two day event for professionals held on campus to introduce evidence-based training for engaging babies and toddlers in ways known to promote brain development and early learning; day one is tailored to the needs of professionals and community leaders from early education, health and human service agencies, and day two is geared to serve direct caregivers. (4) Collaborations with local daycare and preschool learning centers to help them incorporate relationship-based caregiving, STEM-readiness and other evidence-based practices for promoting school readiness.