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.
Be a part of The Basics – a community-wide movement to give every child a great start in life.
We invite you to submit photos of you and your children doing fun things together! Show us your amazing children and help us celebrate our youngest community members!
What are The Basics?
Who is involved?
Lots of people! Partners include hospitals, health centers, schools, community centers, childcare providers, churches, family members, and others.
What if I’m not a parent?
You still care about children! Learn about The Basics. Encourage parents and caregivers to make sure their children experience all five with everyone who cares for them.