"Every Child Deserves the Basics"
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
Helping The Community
What is Brooklyn Begins?
Brains grow to 80% of adult size in the first three years of life!
“Early experiences can translate into school readiness, academic success, and lifetime well-being. Success builds upon success. When more children in a community are ready to learn, community-wide levels of human and social capital rise.”
Nobel Prize winner James Heckman
During this period, skill gaps between socio-economic, racial, and ethnic groups become clearly apparent. 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.
We highlight the 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 experience learning experiences.
We will work to ensure that every parent and caregiver is fully prepared to use the “The Basics” in everyday life.
"We will engage families in all the places where they go to socialize and interact.”
Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President
All of Brooklyn cares about all our children!
In addition, establishing a program for Brooklyn addresses the Chancellor’s Equity and Excellence for All initiative, in which three keys are:
Academic Excellence: means striving to ensure every student is college-and-career ready. We work to meet students’ diverse needs with a variety of programs and support educators and leadership with opportunities for professional development and collaboration.
Student & Community Support: celebrates supporting the whole child, as well as their family, on their social and emotional journey inside and outside of the classroom. We collaborate with community partners and engage parents and families to reflect the needs of local communities.
Innovation: allows us to experiment with new programming and initiatives. We aim to provide schools and educators the flexibility and resources they need to meet students and families where they are.
Ensure Brooklyn families are aware and provided with practical skills and tools to promote early literacy alongside other important aspects of cognitive, social, and emotional development in young children.
Provide foundations for language development and communication skills in our community from birth to college. Science shows that early childhood education improves performance throughout a child’s life.
UA3 provides science-based parenting and caregiving practices that research has shown explicitly address fundamental needs for child development and help ensure a great start in life.