Birth  to 3 Program Earns Quality Status

The Ridgeland School District 122 Birth-3 Program has earned a Quality Confirmation designation for their early childhood Baby TALK program. The Ridgeland School District 122 Birth to 3 home visiting program is located at the Harnew Elementary School and is the latest to be added to the list of confirmed programs across the state of Illinois using the Baby TALK Model.

Ridgeland 122 began the Baby TALK Quality process earlier this year. The process included reflection and supportive preparation, a virtual-site review including interviews with staff and families and a final designation. In the 2015 publication, Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation, The National Academy of Sciences has concluded "that the key to program effectiveness is likely to be found in the quality of program implementation..." This Quality designation will be valid for 5 years.

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