District 19 Brooklyn Basics



Did you know, that the brain grows up to 80% of adult size in the first three years of life?



District 19

Brooklyn Basics Relaunch

Wednesday, April 14, 2021


Congratulations to the district 19 brooklyn basics challenge Winner!

The community has voted and the favorite principle is ......................

Families should create a 30 second video showing how you maximize love to manage your child's stress!


The best videos will be premiered during the


Brooklyn Basics Re-Launch on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021.


There will be three winning categories:


1- The school that has the most participation.

2- The parent/guardian that has the best video submission.

3- The Parent Coordinator that has the most parent/guardian participation in both voting and video submissions.



Do you know the basics?

Five Basics Principles

Five science-based parenting and caregiving principles that support social, emotional, and cognitive development of children birth to age three.

Maximize Love,

Manage Stress

Warm and responsive parenting lays the foundation for healthy social, emotional and cognitive development.

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Talk, Sing, & Point

Talking, singing and pointing support oral language development and later reading ability.

Count, Group, & Compare

Gaps in mathematical knowledge open up during early childhood, with disadvantaged children often falling behind.

Explore through Movement & Play

Movement affects children’s bodily coordination as well as their relationships with their environments.


Read & Discuss Stories

From infancy, frequent and interactive book reading is associated with cognitive and language development.

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