The Basics Mecklenburg

Toolkit for Parents


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 make sure that every child gets a great start in life.


The Five to Thrive

Everyday interactions between children, their parents, and other caregivers provide plenty of opportunities to give children from every background a more equal start in life. The Basics are five evidence-based parenting and caregiving principles that include 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. To learn more about including The Basics in daily routines, click the tips or daily checklist.


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     Daily Checklist


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Lista de verificación diaria

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