(1) Communication



Communication Materials


  • The Boston Basics
    • This free initiative was started by Harvard economics professor Ron Ferguson, who — with a group of his African American colleagues in Boston — got very tired of the persistence of racial achievement gaps in the city and in America. He worked from the neuroscience of early development to identify five principals of parent-child engagement that have the potential to tip the balance on improving developmental outcomes for young children.
    • There are five short videos, each with a parents’ tip sheet and other materials. The videos are available online for free and are in English, Spanish and Haitian now with other language translations pending. There is also a new Community Toolkit, freely available on the website.
  • By becoming a partner in this work, a community or state can license the materials and recreate them in the name of their own community. Here are some best practices:


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Communicating with Health Care Providers
Communicating with Faith-Based Organizations



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