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    The White Plains 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. 



    Introduction Video in English -- Introducción de vídeo en Español

    Every parent, family member or caregiver can use and share these principles.


     Maximize Love Manage Stress

    Video in English -- Video en Español

    Babies thrive when the world feels loving, safe, and predictable. Caregiving that is affectionate and responsive develops a sense of security and self-control. 


    Talk Sing and Point

    Video in English -- Video en Español

    Babies and toddlers thrive when their world feels loving, safe, and predictable. Respond with smiles, words, and touch to help them see, hear, and feel your love. You will help them develop a sense of security and self-control.


    Count Group and Compare

    Video in English -- Video en Español 

    Every child’s brain is wired for math. Talk about numbers, shapes, patterns, and comparisons as you go about your routines together. Watch your child learn to love math. 


    Explore through movement and play

    Video in English -- Video en Español

    Babies are like scientists who love making discoveries. Watch to see what interests your child, then encourage their curiosity and help them learn when they play and explore.


    Read and Discuss Stories

    Video in English -- Video en Español

    Reading turns kids into confident thinkers. Make books a regular part of your relationship from the very beginning. With infants, point at the pictures and speak withexcitement. With toddlers, just make it fun.

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