Skip to content
Baby TALK | Family Engagement Model


Center Based

Baby TALK Family Engagement professionals in center-based care build a trustworthy system of relationships. Relationships are built to include Family Engagement Specialist (FES) and Families, FES and teachers, FES and leadership, as well as FES and collaborators. The Baby TALK Family Engagement Approach:

  • Connect: Relationship-based outreach, recruitment, enrollment and retention of families

  • Engage: Through observation, screenings, groups, individual encounters, strength-based family assessments, and family-driven goal setting

  • Strengthen: Collaborative partnerships with families, within the community, and within the center’s own system

  • Reflect: On the family as the expert of their child and their strengths in parenting