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.
Basics DeKalb County aims to empower and educate parents, caregivers, and the community about the 5 fun, nurturing, and POWERFUL ways we can interact with young children to promote healthy brain development! Basics DeKalb County 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 from the practices of the Basics:
- Maximize Love, Manage Stress
- Talk, Sing and Point
- Count, Group and Compare
- Explore through Movement and Play
- Read and Discuss Stories
Basics DeKalb County 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.
Basics DeKalb County is located at 2500 N. Annie Glidden Rd., Suite C DeKalb Illinois 60115. To contact their office call 815-217-0460.
The Genoa Public Library is proud to be a Community Partner with Basics DeKalb County.