During the first few years of life, a child's brain builds a foundation for learning that will affect how the child learns to communicate, read, and understand new ideas. But the brain doesn't do this all on its own. It depends on input from parents and others in the form of focused, loving interactions and conversations.
TalkReadPlay is a community awareness campaign of Every Child Thrives (ECT). Every Child Thrives is a collective impact effort uniting community partners in Wisconsin's Dodge and Jefferson Counties. It is centered on the shared purpose of ensuring all children thrive in health, learning and life. Launched in 2017, ECT uses data to drive decisions and align resources to support what works.
Backbone support for Every Child Thrives is provided by the Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation.