ADK Basics
The ADK Basics are five fun, simple, and powerful ways that every family can give every child a great start in life.

80% of brain growth happens during the first three years of life.

Beginning from birth, young brains develop like little muscles, getting bigger and stronger the more you and your family interact with your child.

The Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance encourages you to Do the Basics - five fun, simple, and powerful ways to help all our children aged 0-3 grow to be happy and smart.

Do all of the Basics every day and you'll help your child become the amazing person you know they can be.

The ADK Basics is part of a national movement, the Basics Learning Network, which began in 2015 with the Boston Basics. It has since established coalitions in over 24 cities, towns, and counties across the country. The Basics community is a diverse network of organizations and individuals committed to a single goal: improving children’s life trajectories by making sure that all families have access to science-based strategies for making the most of the time they spend with their children from birth to age three. For more information, visit


Address: PO Box 288 / 304 Bear Cub Lane, Lake Placid, NY 12946

Phone: (518) 523-9904


Thank you

The Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance is a project of Adirondack Foundation. BT3 is supported by the generosity of foundations and individuals like you!