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About

Basics DeKalb County…

…is inspired by the fact that 80% of brain growth occurs in the first three years of life. Everyday interactions between children, their parents, caregivers, and any adult in the community provide rich opportunities to develop the brains of our community’s youngest and overcome skill and learning gaps.

…is based on The Boston Basics, a set of five evidence-based, nurturing practices that help all infants and toddlers thrive cognitively, socially and emotionally. Every child from every background can benefit.

…is part of a comprehensive early learning initiative known as the Kindergarten Readiness Collaborative that was founded as part of a collective impact movement at the DeKalb County Community Foundation.