Birth to 3 years

Books from Birth

The mission of Governor's Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF) is to promote early childhood literacy in Tennessee's birth to age five population. In partnership with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, GBBF gives all preschoolers in Tennessee the opportunity to receive books in the mail at no cost to families. Our vision is a Tennessee where all preschool children have books in their homes, develop a love of reading and learning, and begin school prepared to succeed, from kindergarten throughout their educational journeys.

Early Intervention

Tennessee's Early Intervention System is a voluntary educational program for families with children birth through age two with disabilities or developmental delays.

Techniques to Encourage Speech/Language Development

Handout for parents with Techniques to Encourage Speech/Language Development from Denise Bryant, Slp, presentation as part of the workshop titled Young Children with Down Syndrome: Little Steps to a Big Future