Our Impact

50 +



Staff Trained

4000 +

Parents/Caregivers on Text Messaging

Thousands Engaged

Initially, I thought it was just another thing. …But then as I looked more into it, … it very quickly appeared to be the instructions that ought to come with the baby when you take them home from the hospital.

Thomas Silva, MD – Chair of Pediatrics,

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Boston, MA

Our Vision:

The Basics Vision is a Boston where infants, toddlers, and preschoolers of all racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds are on track to achieve their full potential–having benefited from early experiences that foster healthy brain development, learning, joy, and resilience.

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Our Strategy:

The Basics is a community-level public health strategy, working within and across organizations to embed The Basics Principles–five evidence based practices for promoting early childhood development–into routine family engagement efforts.

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