RefugeeOne is a resettlement agency based in Chicago, Illinois, that offers home visiting for refugee families using the Baby TALK (Teaching Activities for Learning and Knowledge) model. Home visitors—all refugees themselves—pair with families who have similar cultural or linguistic backgrounds. See full story
Engaging Newcomer Refugee/Immigrant Families Through Inclusive Home Visiting Strategies. View presentation document
In several Illinois programs the Baby TALK model has successfully engaged refugee and immigrant families in home visiting services. This profile first describes the evidence-based family engagement model and then examines its implementation in two communities with refugee and immigrant families, many of whom have experienced trauma.
SPRINGFIELD – A bill that would allow community colleges to grant bachelor’s degrees for early childhood education is awaiting consideration before the Senate Higher Education Committee.
Senate Bill 1832, sponsored by Sen. Cristina Pacione-Zayas, D-Chicago, would give Illinois community colleges the option to apply for accreditation to offer a baccalaureate-level early education program.