Little Company introduces Baby TALK
An exciting new program is coming to Little Company of Mary Hospital. Maternal/Child and Volunteer Resources is bringing Baby TALK to the Evergreen Park area. Baby TALK (Teaching Activities for Learning and Knowledge) is a community program that will provide families with children aging from childbirth to age three with information, support, encouragement and educational resources to promote early engagement and discovery. Baby TALK’s mission is to positively impact child development and nurture healthy parent-child relationships during the critical early years.
We are proud to announce that Little Company of Mary is now one of the newest hospitals to include Baby TALK Newborn Encounter program for families who deliver their babies at the hospital. On September 30, 2011, five volunteers from Little Company of Mary Hospital participated in Baby TALK’s Newborn Encounter Training. The LCMH volunteers learned all about newborn capabilities and milestones and how to use this knowledge to capture the engagement of parents in observing their newborn. The objective of the program is to help parents learn and discover how to interact with their newborn baby, learn about the needs of the family, affirm the parents in their role with their child, and offer resources and referrals to the family as they raise their baby.