Touch Talk Read Play (TTRP): The TTRP curriculum, which was designed by Neighborhood Christian Centers and The Urban Child Institute, provides instruction and hands-on exercises to educate infant parents and caregivers on proper prenatal and postnatal care. The classes are broken into four modules that instruct caregivers about critical interactions that promote healthy brain development: Touch, Talk, Read, and Play. Participants can enroll and complete the modules in any order. The modules are each offered weekly throughout the year at NCC sites.
Education & Schools: NCC staff and OSC instructors actively work alongside the parents and caregivers to encourage participation in early childhood programs and enrollment in strong Pre-Kindergarten schools.
Operation Smart Child Partners Include:
VOLUNTEER: Volunteers are needed to assist with weekly TTRP classes and assist with other OSC events.
IN-KIND ITEMS: Donate new baby items to help stock the OSC Baby Store. Items that are needed include: diapers, wipes, infant clothes (up to 2T), infant toiletries, pacifiers, rattles, teething rings, bottles, bibs, toddler utensils, strollers, baby carriers, bouncers, walkers, car seats, puzzles, books, and infant bath products.
DONATE: Make a monetary donation to NCC here and notate in the Comments Section: “Operation Smart Child” to support program-related expenses including curriculum, activities, resources, and staffing.