At TCC, we believe every child deserves a bright beginning. Talking, reading, and singing to your child are great and easy ways to help in their development and a fun way for new moms to get together and share experiences. TCC’s EBBI program offers free, weekly programs for parents and children up to five years of age. Some of our most popular classes include:
- Little Learners – Stories, Music and Play Time
- Love, Listen and Play
- Love Me Tender – Infant Massage
The Children’s Clinic, “Serving Children and Their Families” Everychild Bright Beginnings Initiative (EBBI) is a program designed to address the effects of toxic stress and chronic exposure to violence in infants, toddlers, and pregnant mothers. There is increasing scientific evidence that family stress during pregnancy and the first three years of life shape the “scaffolding” of a child’s growing brain with dramatic and lifelong effects not only on their health but also on their ability to learn, behave, and cope with life changes into adulthood.
EBBI is one of the first ever projects to embed toxic stress screenings into routine pre-natal and pediatric medical check-ups. TCC is training its staff in the method of trauma-informed care, which is emerging nationally as an effective approach to recognizing the impact of past trauma (such as child abuse and domestic violence) on parental abilities to provide a nurturing and safe home environment for their children.