Help us give a child the start to life that they deserve
The work of the Boston Basics Campaign is having a meaningful impact on the lives of families with young children and the professionals who serve them. We are training and supporting healthcare and early education professionals to share The Basics principles, and our new text messaging program is reaching parents and caregivers directly with practical tips and support.
Our ultimate goal is to help parents and caregivers prevent cognitive and social-emotional gaps that start at a very young age, and help their children be ready to learn and succeed in school and throughout life.
Your support powers this crucial work, and we are grateful for your donation. Thank you!
The Boston Basics Campaign thanks TSNE MissionWorks for serving as its fiscal sponsor.
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The Basics are five fun, simple, and powerful ways that every family can give every child a great start in life
The Boston Basics Campaign is inspired by the fact that 80% of brain growth happens in the first three years of life. During this critical period, skill gaps between socio-economic, racial, and ethnic groups become clearly apparent. This does not need to be! Everyday interactions between children, their parents, and other caregivers provide abundant opportunities to give children from every background a more equal start in life.
The Basics are five evidence-based parenting and caregiving principles that encompass much of what experts find is important for children from birth to age three. Every child from every background can benefit from routinely experiencing the Basics learning experiences. Therefore, the Boston Basics Campaign is working through a broad range of institutions to ensure that every parent and caregiver is fully supported by family and friends to use the Basics practices in everyday life.