Developmental Literacy is a form of literacy instruction that takes a child's stage, age, and levels of exposure into consideration. In essence, it provides developmentally appropriate literacy instruction. Our Developmental Literacy Program (DLP) is individualized for each young child. We believe that child development begins at conception and so our DLP curriculum starts there. We infuse each developmental support session with literacy-based activities and interventions. Our mission is to help develop life-long readers from birth, starting as early as possible.
The DLP is guided by the Cradling Literacy approach, which is a field-tested instructional framework developed by the national early learning advocacy organization, Zero To Three. Although the original approach is geared towards training teachers, we have modified it to suit parents and individual families.
Our exclusive DLP Specialists are service providers who are credentialed in their fields of expertise (i.e. Birth Education, Newborn Care, etc.) as well as certified Cradling Literacy Trainers.
Each family will be paired with a DLP Specialist who will individualize each virtual parent coaching session to best meet the developmental needs of each child. We practice evidence-based, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive supports to best serve you and meet your child's developmental care needs.
Your individualized DLP plan, session duration, session frequency, and rates will be determined based upon your needs assessment (please see free consult scheduling below).
Our Certified Doulas providing non-clinical, emotional, educational, and coaching supports to expecting families. Our mission is to create spaces for families to have a more memorable and transformative birth experience through stress-reduction exercises and guided prenatal bonding exercises.
Our Certified Childbirth Educators provide instruction on prenatal bonding, the 6 Healthy Birth Practices, comfort techniques, and labor supports. Helping families make confident and informed decisions about their pregnancy and upcoming birth.
Our Developmental Care Specialists provide their expertise in preparing families to care for newborns who may be born premature as well as typically developing newborns. Coaching sessions may also include strategies on how to read your infants cues, and how to establish a healthy early attachment with your newborn.
Our Licensed Developmental Therapists will provide family coaching supports for general early learning maintenance and assessment before developmental delays develop or as a private supplement to your child's IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) starting from 3 months of age. Supports may include but are not limited to infant attachment, infant feeding, sleep routines, potty training, behavior management, and school readiness.
**COMPLIMENTARY DLP BOOK CLUB**
Each family receiving any DLP services will receive an individualized book bundle each month where at least one DLP session was completed.