Anthony Allison is the Chief Initiative Officer for Norwalk ACTS.
Shout Out to Mary Oster, City of Norwalk, Early Childhood Coordinator and Yazmin Iglesias, All Our Kin, Director of Stamford/Norwalk Sites who are both members of the Norwalk ACTS Prenatal to 3rd Grade Initiative and its Language and Literacy Work Group for their leadership in support of Norwalk launching The Basics.
SAVE THE DATE
NORWALK’S LAUNCH EVENT FOR
Thursday, October 17, 2019 4-5:30 p.m.
Norwalk City Hall Community Room, 125 East Ave.
Following the framework developed by the Boston Basics, the Basics is inspired by the fact that:
80% of brain growth happens in the first three years of life
During this period, skill gaps between socio-economic, racial, and ethnic groups become clearly apparent.
And most importantly this does not need to be!
Everyday interactions between children, their parents, and other caregivers provide abundant opportunities to give children from every background a more equal start in life.
The Basics are five evidence-based parenting and caregiving principles that encompass 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 learning experiences.