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What are The Basics?

Five fun, powerful ways to build your baby’s brain.

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Supporting early childhood brain development —for all Houstonians.

The Basics Houston, an affiliate of The Basics Learning Network, is helping to lead innovation in early childhood development and learning experience. By educating and empowering parents and caregivers throughout the Greater Houston community, we can help you give your baby a great start in life!

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Five simple ways to help your child succeed.

Did you know that 80% of brain growth happens during the first three years of life? You can help your child be successful in these early stages by following five simple science-based principles known as The Basics. You’re already doing some without even realizing it.

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“Every parent deserves the opportunity to learn The Basics and use them in their child’s earliest years. ”

— Cheryl Mccallum, Director of education, children's museum houston