The Basics


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The Basics movement aims to help every family help every child reach their potential. To learn about The Basics Howard County, watch this overview video for an introduction to the five fun, simple and powerful ways to boost early brain development and learning for all children from birth to age three.

 

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Take time to explore the site, including the parent toolkit on the science behind the five Basics Principles.

Basics Insights –Text messages sent right to your phone! 

The Basics uses evidenced-based strategies to boost your child’s brain development and make the most of their first three years. Based on your child's birth date, content will be sent in a developmental sequence that becomes more complex as you and your child grow together. Sign up for FREE here to receive twice weekly information by text in either English or Spanish.

For more information, email children@howardcountymd.gov

The Office of Children and Families is a division of the Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services. We post updates on training classes, information on upcoming events and reminders about parent workshops on the  Community Resources and Services Facebook  page. You'll also find posts from other divisions of Community Resources and Services. We hope you'll "like" us!  page. You'll also find posts from other divisions of Community Resources and Services; The Office on Aging and Independence, Disabilities Services, and Consumer Protection. We hope you'll "like" us!