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The TMW Center develops and tests evidence-based interventions that share the goal of empowering parents and caregivers with knowledge and skills to develop their children’s intellectual and educational potential. At the core of each program is our teaching tool, the 3Ts: Tune In by being in the moment with your child; Talk More by using a variety of words; and Take Turns by engaging your child in conversation.

Developed for both English- and Spanish-speaking families, our evidence-based interventions translate emerging brain science into strategies parents and caregivers can use in everyday settings. Animation is used to convey the science and illustrate best practice. Parent-child interaction video is used to show what the strategies look like in real life. And a variety of behavioral nudges are used to support continued adult behavior change.

Our interventions are implemented across a city or community via a web-based platform, meeting families at multiple touchpoints. All of our programs are designed to be embedded within existing health and education systems; each is tailored to a specific setting and phase of life. And we continuously use data to hone, test, and refine our programs to ensure their efficacy and scalability.

Similarly, we create campaigns aimed at supporting parents and caregivers in their roles as primary architects of their children’s brains.


We design and disseminate multimedia campaigns focused on the role parents and caregivers play in children’s foundational brain development.

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Our suite of interventions aims to empower parents and caregivers with knowledge and skills to develop their children’s intellectual and educational potential.

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We have designed an interactive website for parents and caregivers aimed at supporting their efforts to foster early brain development in their children.

Journal Article Assessing Efficacy and Benefit of a Behavioral Math Talk Intervention for Caregivers of Young Children

The current efficacy study tested the hypothesis that quantity of math talk among low-SES caregivers and children is increased via a caregiver education curriculum aimed at improving caregivers’ language input to children.

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 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.