Tallahatchie Early Learning Alliance launches ‘Thrive by 3rd Tips’

By SPECIAL TO THE SUN-SENTINEL,

The Tallahatchie Early Learning Alliance, a nonprofit supported by the Tallahatchie River Foundation, the Mississippi PreK Collaborative Grant, as well as local donors, and GoMo Health, a leading population health management company, on Tuesday launched Thrive by 3rd Tips, a childhood education program designed to promote early childhood literacy, learning, health and wellness for children ages 0-8 years.

Literacy is the most powerful tool to define a child’s future success in school and life, and literacy development begins in the earliest months of a baby’s life, preparing them for a formal educational environment. Thrive by 3rd Tips is an opt-in program available to moms and caregivers throughout Mississippi, delivering age-appropriate content and activities that coincide with the baby’s birth date. Content includes links to in-depth health and literacy resources that guide them through early childhood development.

Participants receive information about critical child development and health milestones and can access related content any time by visiting the EduCare Mobile Library. This self-navigated Learning Management System (LMS) provides credible, educational content that is sequentially structured into sections and topics to promote self-activation and independent learning. EduCare is a market ready program with content developed by expert health care providers, educators, and behavioral scientists. The EduCare program is a collaboration between Empowered Education and GoMo Health.

GoMo Health leveraged its proprietary emerging science, BehavioralRx, the science of Precision Health, to build the program and determine the engagement strategy, approach, and content delivered. Messages contain important, personalized information and resources pertaining to literacy, learning, brain development, health, and child-rearing best practices. The scientific methods and algorithms behind BehavioralRx have produced significant evidence-based improvements around the world within maternal and child activation measures, reporting higher outcomes for medically and behaviorally challenged families.

“We believe that when our children thrive by third grade, their future is bright. The first three years of a person’s life have a lifelong effect on their ability to be physically healthy, mentally alert, emotionally sound, and socially competent. We encourage all residents of Mississippi to please join us in reaching out in your community to promote Thrive by 3rd; together we will help the next generation maximize their potential,” said Morgana Freeman, executive director at Tallahatchie River Foundation.

Interested persons may enroll in Thrive by 3rd, on the website, https://thriveby3rd.gomoeducare.com/ or by texting LEARN to 53016.

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