Birth and Beginning Years (B.A.B.Y.)

The Birth and Beginning Years (B.A.B.Y.) curriculum uses multicultural children’s books to teach parenting and health information to expectant and new parents.

The 21 lessons follow a developmental approach from conception through the first year of an infant’s life. Three instructional supplements are included. The first focuses on empowering women to take control of their lives so they can eventually overcome the destructive behaviors related to drug use and abuse. The second is designed to provide additional teaching strategies to meet the learning styles of teen and very young parents. The third focuses on developing emergent literacy skills with infants, creepers, and toddlers. The curriculum also includes a mother’s journal/workbook and an annotated booklist of infant and toddler board books. This curriculum is available only as part of the B.A.B.Y. training.