Our Impact

25 +

Organizations Involved

5000 +

Families Reached

20 +

Thrive Birth to Five Family Council Leaders

The Basics has been a great platform to elevate and expand the conversation around the importance of birth through five in our community.

Melissa Ackley, Chesterfield Mental Health Support Services (CSB)

Our Vision:

The vision of The Basics Virginia is a state 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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