RVA Basics logo: The outline of a family in brand colors (orange and yellow) with The Basics written to the right in teal

Give your child a great start in life.

You just need The Basics!

Science shows that 80% of brain growth happens by the age of three! Beginning from birth, young brains develop like little muscles, getting bigger and stronger the more you and your family interact with your child.

The Basics are five fun, simple, and powerful ways to help all our children aged 0-3 grow to be happy and smart.

What are The Basics?
What are The Basics?

The Five to Thrive

Link to Maximize Love and Manage Stress page
Link to Talk, Sing, and Point page
Link to Count, Group, and Compare page
Link to Explore Through Movement and Play page
Link to Read and Discuss Stories page