TMW programs share the goal of empowering parents and caregivers with knowledge and skills to foster their children’s early brain development and set them on a path to success in school and life. With current brain science and the 3Ts at their core, each program is tailored to a specific setting and phase of life to reach as many families with young children as possible.
Available in both English and Spanish, our programs have reached over 3,000 families in Chicago and we’re continuing to expand to new cities and communities.
TMW-Newborn sets the stage for healthy brain development from day one by sharing information about how a baby’s brain develops and what parents can do to enhance that development. Mapped onto the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, this self-directed, video-based program is offered to new moms and dads on maternity wards in birthing hospitals.
TMW-Well Baby supports a baby’s healthy development in the first year of life by sharing information about foundational brain development and tailoring strategies for parents to their children’s developmental milestones. A series of 4 self-directed, video-based modules, this program is offered in pediatric clinics at 1-, 2-, 4-, and 6-month well-child checks.
TMW-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.
TMW-Early Childhood Educator will provide home- and center-based early childhood educators with professional development related to optimizing talk and interaction in the classroom setting to foster foundational brain development. This 8-module, self-directed program will be offered online.
TMW-Let’s Talk! reaches parents in a group setting to share information about early brain development and how parents can foster that development in everyday interactions with their children. Available in 4- or 8-module lengths, this multimedia program will be offered in community-based settings like public libraries, faith-based institutions, and neighborhood centers.
Cog-X is a preschool curriculum and parent academy that prepares children for success in kindergarten and beyond. It’s offered in preschool settings.