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3Ts-Home Visiting

3Ts-Home Visiting provides individualized support to families that focuses on the important role parents play in building their children’s brains and shaping their futures through talk and interaction. This 12-module, multimedia program is offered one-on-one in the home. The highly interactive modules translate emerging brain science into strategies that can be used by parents in everyday situations. Each module highlights a specific child development topic, such as math, reading, or executive function, and is accompanied by an activity to help put the concepts into practice using the 3Ts. After reviewing the module, parents work together with their home visitors to set goals for the coming week.

Preliminary findings from the multi-year study of 3Ts-Home Visiting show that parents who participated in the program had a better understanding of early cognitive and language development. They also provided more enriched language environments for their children, including more back-and-forth conversation interactions and open-ended questions. This contributed to the children having more advanced language skills, including providing longer responses, and using a greater variety and quantity of words. These results are especially notable, as new neuroscientific research demonstrates that children exposed to more conversational turns have increased brain activation and ultimately stronger skill formation.

Journal Article Shifting parental beliefs about child development to foster parental investments and improve school readiness outcomes

Socioeconomic gaps in child development open up early, with associated disparities in parental investments in children. Understanding the drivers of these disparities is key to designing effective policies.

Journal Article Parent‐directed intervention in promoting knowledge of pediatric nutrition and healthy lifestyle among low‐SES families with toddlers: A randomized controlled trial

The objective of this study is to determine the efficacy of an interactive, home visiting curriculum tailored to low socio‐economic status families in improving parental knowledge of paediatric nutrition and healthy lifestyle.

Journal Article A parent-directed language intervention for children of low socioeconomic status: a randomized controlled pilot study

A randomized controlled trial was used to evaluate whether the intervention improved parents’ knowledge of child language development and increased the amount and diversity of parent talk.

Journal Article Enriching home language environment among families from low-SES backgrounds: A randomized controlled trial of a home visiting curriculum

This study evaluated the efficacy of the six-month 3Ts Home Visiting (3Ts-HV) curriculum, designed to empower socioeconomically disadvantaged caregivers with evidence-based knowledge and strategies.