The Basics Houston

The Basics Houston is an affiliate of the Basics Learning Network, a nationally-recognized initiative, a collective movement to support early learning and development, offering free resources that give all Houstonians a great start to life.


The Houston Health Department launched The Basics Houston to improve the number of children in Houston who have a healthy start to and quality of life. We bring a public health perspective to encourage enriched childhood brain development during the early stages of life. We focus on family and community— from parents and caregivers to community support systems outside of the home — while incorporating the latest research to identify disparities and implement innovative solutions.