The Basics Elmont
our Birth to age 5 initiative launch in November of 2022 because we recognize
the need to establish a strong foundation for student success. Students who are
unable to read on grade level by third grade are four to six times less likely
to graduate high school. We are committed to ensuring that our students are
reading by the third grade! This initiative will help us reach our potential
students before they even enter our school buildings.
The Basics, Inc. was founded by economist and
Harvard University faculty director of the Achievement Gap Initiative, Dr. Ron
Ferguson who understood there is a cognitive skill gap between children of
different races, ethnicities, and parental education levels. The goal is to
“bolster brain development for social, emotional, and cognitive skill building
among children from birth to age 3 as a sturdy foundation for school readiness
across whole communities”. If we maximize our children's learning and brain development when they are young, we can dramatically increase the possibility that they will achieve their hopes and dreams for a brighter future.
Join Us for Our District-Wide In-Person & Zoom Workshops!
March 14, 2023 - Watch how children learn when they explore through movement and play.
April 27, 2023 - Reading and discussing stories creates confident thinkers.
May 18, 2023 - The Basics Elmont Celebration
Office of Pupil Personnel Services
1735 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
Hours for in person:
English/Urdu - 10:30AM
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English/Haitian Creole - 12:30
English/Urdu - 6:30PM
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English/Haitian Creole - 7:30PM
Meeting ID: 960 997 7331
Click here for other translations - Spanish - Haitian-Creole - Urdu