The Collaboration Council is working with community partners to implement The Basics in Montgomery County’s 20877 zip code.
Originally developed in Boston as the Boston Basics, this campaign is currently in use in over thirty communities around the United States, including Montgomery, Howard and Charles counties, and is also being implemented in other countries.
The Basics campaign consists of five evidence-based parenting and caregiving principles that promote high-quality cognitive and social-emotional development among children 0-5.
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Sign up for The Basics Insights text messaging program to learn how to incorporate early childhood learning into everyday routines.
Based on these five pillars, The Basics campaign supports community-level initiatives to improve early childhood outcomes, including kindergarten readiness. The Basics provides handouts, videos, and implementation guides to help communities teach parents and caregivers about the five pillars and their importance to children’s growth and learning.
There are three strategies that communities use to implement The Basics:
Parents and caregivers of children age 0-5 in zip code 20877: Would you like to be part of The Basics in your community?
Send us an email with your name, contact information, and the ages of your children age 5 and under.
The implementation of The Basics made possible with funding from:
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services