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Baby Tales is a unique program specifically tailored to students at Louise Dean School; the main focus is emergent literacy, with the target audience being high-risk adolescent mothers (pregnant or parenting). We recognize that children raised with literacy face fewer challenges as they enter a formal school system.

Baby Tales is a weekly, themed-based program focusing on teaching mothers how to teach and role model early literacy to their child.  Each session incorporates a song, story and finger play that can be easily replicated or expanded-on within their daily routines. This safe and caring program models a love of literacy, while mother and child bond in a relaxing environment. The success of Baby Tales attests to the desire of young mothers to build essential emergent literacy skills and a resource library for their children in their homes.  They recognize that promoting positive attitudes toward literacy have a direct and significant impact on their children’s future success.

Education Matters is proud to be able to provide granting to Louise Dean School to fund the Baby Tales program.