A Newsletter
Happy Holidays from Baby's Space   
December, 2012 Volume 3, Issue 12

Baby's Space is a holistic, research-based approach to infant through 3rd grade education, adolescent mental health services and parent support for children and families residing in poverty and violence.

A Season of Thanks


Dear friends

It's a wonderful time of year to say thanks to the many individuals and groups that make Baby's Space and Tatanka Academy successful.



I thank everyone for their generosity. Financial gifts allow us to offer tuition scholarships during times of family crisis and uncertainty. The gift of time means a baby receives extra rocking time from a volunteer or an older student enjoys one-on-one reading. Groups of volunteers have painted rooms, served meals and sent holiday gifts. Each day I pause in gratitude thinking our achievements are possible because of your gifts.


Board of Directors

We have a dynamic board of professionals that provide diverse advice and counsel that would otherwise cost thousands of dollars. I thank our board for their time and expertise and am also excited to add parent and community representation to our board in 2013!



I thank our staff who are committed to the idea that by providing care from a baby's point of view, we are building emotionally healthy children, strong families and robust neighborhoods. 


My heartfelt thanks to you all.


Best Regards,

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Terrie Rose

Founder and President


Thank You Give to the Max Supporters

We received these enthusiastic messages during Give To The Max day.


"Pat yourself on the back. We watched the

inspirational video and noted there were unused match funds and the Baby's Space program is too good to pass up!" Mark and Polly


"Keep up the good and important work!" Paul


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Thanks to you, we're always smiling at Baby's Space!

"This is really important work to secure the future. Thanks." Anna and Gerald


"Our future starts with our children. Happy to help." Andrea

Kindergarten Readiness Scores Continue Strong

Tatanka Academy kindergarten students who spent their preschool years at Baby's Space exhibited strong scores on standardized Kindergarten Readiness tests. Again this year, all Baby's Space preschoolers met or exceeded the requirements for kindergarten readiness as tested by Minneapolis Public Schools. Baby's Space focuses on social, emotional and academic health to prepare students for school.

Heroes Susan Montgomery
S Mongomery 2012
Susan Montgomery and her son
Since her son has been at Tatanka Academy and Baby's Space, Susan Montgomery does what every mother dreams of: She can breathe. Tatanka is the first school that's allowed Susan's son to be himself and grow socially and emotionally. Tatanka took her son's special needs seriously and rather than reporting on failures and disabilities, Susan hears about his progress and abilities.


"I am a single mom that has been affected by a violent crime," said Susan. "I have overcome a lot of obstacles but I work very hard to break the cycle for my son as well as kids in the community and at Baby's Space and Tatanka Academy.

My son is black, native and white and I am his mother and father. I am glad he can come to Tatanka, where they welcome me as well as him and do not pass judgment onto us on any level. It makes me feel very proud of my decision."


Kids belonging to something meaningful, having community and parent support and a great teacher is the key to academic, social and emotional help. Susan said her son is so happy at Tatanka Academy that he has nights of wanting to sleep at school! "I know something is working," Susan said. "That means I am very excited and happy he feels safe. I love the connections I have with the staff."
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Friday, February 22, 2013
Join us for our annual party Friday, February 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Enjoy live entertainment and a silent auction.
If you'd like to volunteer at the event or be an event host, contact Andrea Mueller at
Green Monsters Attend Fall Festival

Family night in October was a Fall Festival and the shared book was "Go Away Big Green Monster!" Children made masks and more than 100 dads, moms and kids enjoyed boo-ling (our version of bowling), face painting, a bean bag toss and stations with safety trips and treats for making their own treat bags.

Fall Fest 2012
Friendly monsters were seen at Fall Fest
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Don't Forget Year-End Donations!

To make a year-end donation to Baby's Space, click on the link below.  If you'd like to make a year-end contribution of cash or stock, please contact Angie Wagner at 612-396-3136 or

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Click below on the >donate icon and be directed to, a secure way to donate and 100% of your gift goes to Baby's Space.  If you prefer to contact us directly, download our Baby's Space Donation Form for credit card and check donations that may be sent directly to us.  Thank you!


Happy Holidays
from everyone at
Baby's Space
Tatanka Academy