Talitha Koum Institute

My child, rise up!

Talitha Koum Institute enables children in Waco to receive the best in brain development, particularly if their lives have been affected by toxic stress. Talitha Koum holds an audacious goal to end the school-to-prison pipeline in Waco and beyond. TKI’s in-house Nurture Center weaves the evidence-based HighScope® cognitive curriculum with three-and-a-half hours of daily sensory activities for little ones from eight weeks through five years old. Weekly parenting meetings and a kindergarten-to-college mentoring program round out the care. Within its Neurologically Effective Ways for Trauma-Affected Children (NEW TAC) program at La Vega Primary, TKI staffs the Bernard & Audre Rapoport Sensory Integration Lab for 20 dysregulated students who attend the lab by appointment and when a meltdown occurs with the goal to become self-regulating by first grade. Tours are scheduled at TKI by appointment.

Talitha Koum Institute

1311 Clay Avenue

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