Talitha Koum Institute

My child, rise up!

Talitha Koum Institute (TKI) is home to two programs that enable children in Waco to receive the best in brain development, particularly if their young lives have been affected by the high stress their families endure. 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 3.5 hours of daily sensory integration activities from 8 weeks through 5 years old. Weekly parenting meetings and a child mentoring program round out the intensive care program. Within its Neurogically Effective Ways for Trauma-Affected Children (NEW TAC) program at La Vega Primary School, TKI staffs the Bernard & Audre Rapoport Sensory Integration Lab for 20 dysregulated students who become self-regulating there.

Talitha Koum Institute

1311 Clay Avenue | 254/753-1144

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