Executive Skills Approach

Everyone has Executive Skills – the brain-based capabilities that act as an “air traffic control system” to help us organize things, plan things, and get things done. This basic architecture of the brain begins to develop before birth, with its largest period of growth in early childhood through adolescence. Emerging scientific evidence shows an additional period of rapid brain development when people become parents – this period of time is a huge opportunity for re-wiring of the brain. Strong Executive Skills development can unleash potential for young kids, parents, and communities.

New Moms embeds this knowledge of Executive Skills development into our 2-Gen service model, supporting young moms and their kids as they strengthen their core life skills and set the foundation for well-being.

In 2016, with support from The Annie E. Casey Foundation, New Moms piloted Executive Skills-based interventions in our Job Training program. The pilot was extremely successful for both coaches and families, that it now is a core practice of all engagement with families across New Moms’ programs. 

Read more about our pilot in the Executive Skills Pilot White Paper and the expansion of our Executive Skills-informed services in our Executive Skills Implementation below.

New Moms (Chicago)
5317 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60651


773.252.3253

773.252.5320

contact@newmoms.org

New Moms (Oak Park)
206 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302


New Moms is proud to be a member of REDF’s national portfolio.