Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

GREAT Start Program becomes Quality Confirmed

Tuesday - Feb 02, 2021

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), announces their GREAT Start program has become Baby TALK Quality Confirmed.

GREAT Start is an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) home visiting prevention initiative program. It focuses on the parent-child relationship, promoting positive interactions, child development, and family support. The program serves pregnant mothers and families that have children birth to age 3.

Becoming a Baby TALK Quality Confirmed program means that the staff of GREAT Start have met and exceeded all the Baby TALK requirements to operate a high-quality home visiting program. Achieving this goal was a collective effort of each member of the GREAT Start team. Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the team developed a carefully crafted plan that included being proactive and strategically organizing all aspects of the program. Undoubtedly, it was difficult during a pandemic, but the GREAT Start team was dedicated to the process of becoming a quality confirmed program.

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