Video Courses

Talk With Me Baby Early Care and Learning

IACET Accredited
0.40 CEUs 4 Training Hours

You can be a brain-building partner! As a Talk With Me Baby coach, you can empower families to continue supporting their children’s learning at home, at school, and everywhere in between.

100% Free
Time to complete
4 Hours
Provides a
Certificate of Training
Recommended for
  • Teachers who work with infants and toddlers

  • Healthcare professionals who work with infants and toddlers

  • Government agency or community members who want to support children’s language development

  • Childcare program and site directors

  • Nonprofit staff and Volunteers
By the End of This Course You’ll Be Able To
  • Support children’s language development at school and home

  • Explain how early childhood affects brain architecture

  • Use lightning coaching moments to partner with families

Why It Matters
  • Children’s earliest experiences affect long-term outcomes in health, learning, and behavior

  • You can start a powerful chain reaction to better children’s futures in your school and community

How it Works

  • Learn at Your Own Pace

    You don’t have to finish the course all in one sitting. In fact, we recommend you take this course a little bit at a time, incorporating what you’ve learned in the classroom.

  • Earn IACET CEUs

    In order to pass and receive IACET CEUs for this course, you will first need to complete all the lessons, then complete the end of course assessment with a score of 80% or higher.

  • Free Guided Resources

    As you go through a course, we’ll introduce you to free resources that will help you implement what you’re learning.

  • Never Learn Alone

    Have a question on what you’re learning in the course or how to use a resource? Reach out to the Cox Campus community for advice or to lend a helping hand to others.


  1. Lesson 1

    TWMB L1: Teaching Children, Coaching Families

     Duration 19  minutes
    This lesson introduces you to a new and vital role as a TWMB coach, partnering with families to share with them your skills for engaging infants and toddlers in conversation, so they, too, can be their child’s conversational partners.
  2. Lesson 2

    TWMB-BMB L2: Let's Build a Brain Together!

     Duration 20  minutes
    In this lesson, you will learn how brain development unfolds and how early experiences play a major role in this development. Brains are built one word and one hug at a time.
  3. Lesson 3

    TWMB-BMB L3: The Secret Behind Strong Brain Architecture

     Duration 28  minutes
    In this lesson you will learn how there’s a lot more to the daily interactions you have with children – with every “serve and return”, or back and forth exchange, you are building relationships and building brains, for a lifetime of learning!
  4. Lesson 4

    TWMB L4: First, Earn the Families' Trust!

     Duration 27  minutes
    At the end of this lesson, you will be ready to build trusting relationships with the families of the children you teach, as a foundation for coaching.
  5. Lesson 5

    TWMB L5: Listening and Communicating: Two Ingredients for Great Relationships

     Duration 26  minutes
    This lesson shares ideas for listening and communicating effectively in your day-to-day interactions with families.
  6. Lesson 6

    TWMB L6: Coaching Families? Show Me How!

     Duration 32  minutes
    At the end of this lesson, you will be ready to engage in a Lightning Coaching Moment with families: modeling a skill, sharing an educational message, and encouraging families to practice.
  7. Lesson 7

    TWMB L7: Beyond the Lightning Coaching Moment

     Duration 31  minutes
    In this lesson you will learn how to introduce coaching, use coaching opportunities families present, and extend your coaching to other activities beyond the lightning coaching moment.
  8. Lesson 8

    TWMB L8: Yes, You Can! Calling All Teachers

     Duration 15  minutes
    You can start a powerful chain reaction to build a TWMB ecosystem for infants and toddlers in your community and everywhere!
  9. Lesson 9

    TWMB L9: TWMB In Action: A Center's Story

     Duration 26  minutes
    Follow the story of how one center is working tirelessly to create a TWMB ecosystem for their infants and toddlers.
  10. Lesson 10

    End of Course Assessment

     Duration 16  minutes
    In this lesson, you will take the end-of-course assessment. You must score 80% or higher to pass the assessment and receive your certificate of completion.

Your Facilitator

Kate Fleetwood, M. Ed.
Rollins Center eCoaching Facilitator
Kate Fleetwood is a Birth to 3rd Grade eCoaching Facilitator for the Rollins Center. She is a member of the Rollins’ Content Development Team for online learning courses for Cox Campus and provides online coaching on Cox Campus practices.

Success Stories

  • "I get excited with teachers when we observe students using Tier 2 words spontaneously in their conversations."
    Pre-K Coach, Consultant, & Speech-Language Pathologist
  • "I have experienced more meaningful conversations with my students and have seen them flourish in literacy due to the incorporation of strategies I’ve learned."
    Pre-K Teacher
  • "The Cox Campus will give you practical tools to dramatically benefit the children in your classrooms, giving them the power to be successful in elementary school and well beyond."
    Megan Ewald Lee


The Cox Campus is the digital outreach platform for the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy. Our team is composed of experienced teachers, early learning and language experts, neuroscientists, school leaders, speech language pathologists and authorities in adult learning and curriculum design to give all children access to the Science of Reading to change the odds for all children.

The Rollins Center, of the Atlanta Speech School, in some cases, may allow an instructor, facilitator, content editor or a subject matter expert or consultant with proprietary interests to conduct professional development activities at Rollins events, provided that appropriate disclosure of such interest is made. Disclosure of proprietary interest will be made on course material and at the beginning of the course/learning event, when applicable.