Talk To Me
126 Willis Plaza
P.O. Box 23
Gaffney, SC 29342
An Early Language and Literacy Initiative of the Cherokee County Team
Partners with Dr. Dana Suskind, creator of the Thirty Million Word Initiative (pictured l to r Marcus Tate (PCA), Brian Lawson (CCFS), Dr. Arthur Brewton (PCA), Dorothy Priester (CCFS), Dr. Dana Suskind (Thirty Million Words Initiative, Laura Camp (CCSD), Robin Reed (KNOW2))
The Talk to Me initiative recognizes the power of parent talk. Science has shown us that children exposed to more language in the home experience more brain growth, which is important because 85% of a child’s brain is developed by the age of 4! This is important to our community because children who start ahead stay ahead!
Partners depicted from left to right – Timena Sarratt (Coordinator), Ben Loftis (CCPL), Daryl Smith (SCC), Keller Anne Ruble (ICS), Laura Camp (CCSD), Dorothy Priester (CCFS), Dr. Arthur Brewton (Headstart), Robin Reed (KNOW2), Dr. Ron Cope (CCFS), Dr. Paula Schubert (Limestone College)