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Birth to Three Program
The Birth to Three Program is a collaborative effort between Saint Xavier University and surrounding suburban communities, Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn and Alsip, 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.
The Birth to Three Program is funded by an Illinois State Board of Education early childhood block grant and is free for qualifying families.
"Birth to Three has been an absolute blessing to our family. We knew our son would benefit from the classes and fun field trips, but I didn't anticipate the amount of support that they could provide for our entire family. We appreciate everyone involved who has gone above and beyond for us over the years. We've created lasting relationships that will continue to grow as our children do." --Stephanie and Chris, parents of two children.
To positively impact child development and nurture healthy parent-child relationships during the critical early years.
Who Can Join?
This program is designed to support families with children under the age of three and to promote their academic success.
Children who qualify for our program are identified through developmental screenings and parent interviews offered free by our program.
Our community-based activities encourage social interaction with children focusing on developmentally appropriate experiences. We practice the Baby TALK curriculum, which is a research-informed, evidence-based early intervention model, curriculum and approach.
What is Included?
The program provides:
- Free developmental screenings for families of all communities
- One-hour interactive parent classes to observe/discuss your child's growth and development
- Monthly field trips to acquaint families with activities in the community
- Curriculum-based home visits, providing age-appropriate activities that support development and preschool readiness
- Parenting classes to discuss various topics, including: positive discipline, educational rights, developmental concerns and parenting techniques
If you are interested in joining our program, have questions or would simply like more information, contact us at 773-941-5708 or email@example.com.