The Libertore Fund for Children has awarded a grant to the Achievement Academy’s Birth to Three program to help fund their Hospital to Home initiative. With the new Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children’s Level III NICU, more premature babies are now being born in Polk County instead of surrounding counties. Early Interventionists in Achievement Academy’s Birth to Three program have a weekly presence in the Carol Barnett Pavilion which builds trust and relationships with the families before they leave the hospital. This also provides a seamless transition for the early interventionist to provide services in the home. This funding will help families with tiny premature babies receive free early intervention services and empower the parent to be the child’s first teacher.