The Basics Troup County

Introducing The Basics Troup County! These science-backed principles provide a foundation for learning growth and development in toddlers and infants. Babies begin learning as soon as they are born and it is vital to nurture and promote that pursuit of knowledge. The Basics Troup County provides resources to our community through Get Troup Reading with the goal of helping families help their children reach their full potential.


The Basics, Inc. grew out of the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University in partnership with the Black Philanthropy Fund in Boston. Their mission 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. The Basics is based on five, science-backed principles, which Get Troup Reading also promotes throughout our county. These Principles set a foundation for a lifetime of scholastic achievement.

The Science Behind The Basics Principles

The Basics Insights

The Basics Insights free messaging program helps parents and caregivers incorporate early childhood learning into everyday routines. Simple, science-based tips and activities support children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development from birth through age five. Each week users receive free science-based messages linked to one of the five Basics Principles: a fact followed by activities to practice with their child.

Subscribe to The Basics Insights

Resources from The Basics Troup County

Enjoy these interviews, hosted by April Ross, with community leaders and parents, showcasing how they live The Basics Principles.

Troup County Teachers

Troup County OBGYN and Pediatrician

Early Learning Principals and Directors

Connie Askew –  Former Teacher

Julia – Información en Español

Tameka Darden – Head Start Teacher

Sabrina Hayes – Director, Early Learning

Coach Faye Benjamin – Retired Educator

Kate Chambers – Director of Youth Services

Nicole Kennedy – TCSS Educator

Nigel & Irene Walker – Local Parents

Ryan – Local Parent