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Giving your child a great start in life is simple — just start with The Basics Houston.

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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 empowering parents and caregivers throughout the Greater Houston community using the five fun, scientifically validated Basics Principles, we can help give children a great start in and quality of life by providing free education resources!

Popular Resources

Multi-media resources for engaging parents and caregivers.

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Basics Insights is a free text messaging platform for parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers that sends science-based tips and activities to boost your child's brain development.

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The Basics Houston is its Global Community

The City of Houston remains one of the most diverse cities in the nation, so it is only fitting that the Basics Houston videos are now accessible in 9 different languages. We have also added a new translation bar, at the top of our Home Page, that allows visitors to pick from several languages. Through a generous gift from the Rupani Foundation, the Basics Houston videos can now be viewed in Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Nepalese, Persian, Swahili, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Visit our Resource Library to view videos covering the Basics principles in these different languages.

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Raves and Reviews

“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