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Providence Talks

Pilot Report

The Providence Talks “Pilot Findings & Next Steps” is a detailed report covering various data points gathered and analyzed from Providence Talks’ first year. This report discusses the model and theory behind Providence Talks, results from the data, lessons learned, and how Providence Talks will take the program to a citywide scale. 


Brown University Evaluation

In 2018, Brown University completed its official evaluation of Providence Talks Home Visiting and Playbook models, concluding that Providence Talks is “disrupting the status quo  to advance early learning for all children.”


Professional Development

The Providence Talks Professional Development Series aims to:

  • Improve the language environment of classrooms/homes;
  • Integrate the administration of reliable and valid measures of vocabulary development into educators’ professional practice;
  • Partner with families to help parents understand the importance of early language development and how they as parents can integrate new techniques and activities in their homes.

For Parents

View Resources for Parents, Families and Caregivers.