Nyack launches program to teach kids from birth

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A Rockland County school district is working with the community to help start teaching kids from birth.

Officials say 80 percent of brain development happens during the first three years of life.

That's why Nyack Public Schools is launching a new campaign called "The Nyack Basics." The program focuses on teaching kids at a young age to sing, play, read and discuss.

The district is now working with local businesses, hospitals, churches and synagogues. "The Nyack Basics is really designed to engage our community to be able to get kids prepared for success in their later years," says Superintendent of Nyack Schools Jim Montesano.

If the program is successful, officials are hopeful other districts in Rockland County will adopt it. 

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