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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.
Baby TALK is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Home Visitor. Job Summary: The Home Visitor comes alongside families enrolled in home-based programming to provide strengths-based support, resources, advocacy, and crisis intervention in accordance with federal, state and program guidelines. The Home Visitor is responsible for providing child development, curriculum, and family support on […]
Baby TALK is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Family Engagement Specialist Job Summary: The Family Engagement Specialist comes alongside center-based families to provide strengths-based support, resources, advocacy, and crisis intervention in accordance with federal, state and program guidelines. The Family Engagement Specialist is responsible for assisting families in setting and achieving their individual […]
Decatur, IL – (JANUARY 18, 2022) Baby TALK and Empowerment Opportunity Center are pleased to invite the community to view a new sculpture of Martin Luther King, Jr. which was installed in front of their shared building located at 355 E. Marietta Street in Decatur, IL. The sculpture was a gift from the Howard G. […]
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.