Saint Xavier University Department of Education

Department of Education

Birth to 3 Program

The Birth to 3 Program is a collaborative effort between Saint Xavier University and surrounding suburban communities, that grew out of a need to serve young children and their families. Our program offers a nurturing and supportive environment to parents and their young children where we provide age appropriate activities, discuss joys and challenges about your child and offer family support community services and resource information. Our program practices the Baby TALK curriculum which positively impacts child development and nurtures healthy parent-child relationships during the critical early years.

"We want to express how grateful we are for the Birth to 3 program. The efforts put forth by Kathy [Peters] and Lori [Winkler] have had a wonderful impact on our entire family. The children look forward to joining you, and our only regret is that we can’t meet more often. On behalf of us and all the other families, we thank you for all you do." - Laura and Jim, parents of 10-month-, 3- and 6-year-old children


To positively impact child development and nurture healthy parent-child relationships during the critical early years.

Who Can Join?

This program is for families with children under age three who are at risk for academic failure and/or who have been identified with special needs. Children are identified through developmental screening and parent interviews. Community-based activities will encourage social interaction focusing on developmentally appropriate experiences.

What is Included?

The program provides:


To obtain a screening application, please contact Kathy Peters at, Lori Winkler at or call 773-941-5708. You can also view our printer-friendly Birth to 3 Program brochure.