5 Basic Principles for the Development in the First Years
Inspired by Harvard University’s successful Boston Basics campaign, the “5 Basic Principles” initiative was developed in Chile by the Under-Secretariat for Pre-School Education and Fundación Chile seeking to promote the importance of respectful parenting and caregiving based on three main principles: love, communication, and understanding.
The “5 Basic Principles” encourage parents and caregivers to incorporate to their daily practices and care routines five behavior and interaction guidelines to strengthen children’s development, especially from age 0 to 3.
These science-based actions and approaches are applicable in different settings, such as at home, at health services, kindergartens, and play and social spaces among other gathering areas.
The program includes a series of basic tools providing key information about each principle, using simple and understandable vocabulary. The resources include videos, brochures, presentations of workshops, and other materials specifically designed to support everyday interactions with families or in a variety of organizations. Among these materials are infographics for instructors, guides, or educators who would like to help communities follow the 5 Principles. All materials are available at www.5principios.cl.
This will provide additional support and resources, creating opportunities for everyone interested in the 5 Basic Principles joining related activities to promote better interactions and contributing with children’s learning and development.
The 5 principles are:
for the development of the first years
Maximize Love and Manage Stress
Talk, Sing, and Point
Count, Group, and Compare
Explore through Movement and Play
Read and Discuss Stories
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