A Newsletter from Baby's Space   October, 2013   Volume 4, Issue 10

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

Dear Friends,


Caring. Consistent. Responsive.

We use these words to describe the benefits children receive at Baby's Space in a neighborhood-based setting that supports the whole family and features best practices. Here's what caring, consistent and responsive is from a baby's point of view.


Baby's Space NAEYC accredited childcare and our research-based curriculum, trained teachers, and intentionally designed environments prepare children for success. More than 90% of our pre-k children consistently score ready on the BKA.2013 Tatanka grad 5


Tatanka Academy Tatanka extends the Baby's Space philosophy to k-3 students who need education beyond traditional classrooms. Small class sizes, 197 instructional days and a commitment to children who need individualized instruction but don't qualify for special education makes Tatanka an effective preventive intervention approach. In 2012-13, NWEA-MAP scores increased 81% in reading and 93% in math.


Parent Engagement We host parent education groups, family nights, parent coaching, conferences and structured homework tasks for parents to stay connected with their children's education. Our responsive relationships with parents connect classroom life with home life to support children's learning outcomes.


Caring, consistent and responsive isn't a tagline for Baby's Space, it's our commitment to children. Thank you for your support.


Best Regards,


Terrie Rose

Founder and CEO




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     Save The Dates!

Monday, October 7, 2013, 6:00 p.m.

"Live Interviews with Ashoka Fellows"

The topic is "Systems-Changing Health Innovations." Terrie Rose will be speaking about reforming mental health care and signing her new book, "Emotional Readiness: How Early Experience and Mental Health Predict School Success." Click to register.


Thursday, November 14

Give To The Max Day

It's the great Minnesota give together! Be part of the fun when Minnesotans rally to support their favorite causes in 24-hours. Watch for information from Baby's Space about how you can make an impact.


Friday, February 21, 2014

Baby's Space Fundraiser

Our annual fundraiser is at the Walker Art Center. Join friends for an inspiring evening supporting Baby's Space. For more information contact Michelle Lichtig, director of development at 612 396 3136 or


Heroes Northwest Area Foundation
Thank you to volunteers from the Northwest Area Foundation. Volunteers spent time at Baby's Space remodeling our staff lounge to create a brighter and more useable space.The volunteers also played games, read books and planted flowers with our toddler students. The Northwest Area Foundation works across eight states to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable prosperity, specializing in promising organizations like Baby's Space.
We thank the Northwest Area Foundation - their visit broke down wall and built friendships!


Are you ready to volunteer? Contact Debbie Lund at 612 729-5171 or
Language Program 

A language program at Baby's Space and Tatanka Academy brings native speakers of the Dakota and Ojibwe languages into the classroom. Special activities and language building promotes connection to Native American cultures.

MFedyszynAug2011Add Fun to Your Fridays

We're looking for volunteers to spend fun time with our Tatanka Academy students during "Fun Fridays," a weekly time when students take a break from academics and participate in engaging science games, leisure reading and other activities that build social and emotional skills.


We're looking for 4 to 16 volunteers each Friday between 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. If you'd like to join the fun, contact Michelle Lichtig, director of development at 612 396 3136 or

Emotional Readiness CoverBuy The New Book by Dr. Terrie Rose
The foundation of Baby's Space is about developing the child's emotional health so that they are successful at school and in life. Read all about emotional readiness in a new book by Baby's Space founder Dr. Terrie Rose. Buy the book at
Praise for "Emotional Readiness"
"Emotional Readiness connects the dots across genes, epigenetics and experience, linking the critical roles of parental and child health, mental health, and nutrition, early education and community supports in children's school readiness and success in life."
T. Berry Brazelton, clinical professor emeritus of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
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