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Coming Soon - The Growing Brain: From Birth to 5 Years Old

Decades of research indicate that the early years of life are a period of exponential brain development, characterized by great opportunity and vulnerability, dependent on the relationships and environment in which the child is growing.

This innovative training curriculum focuses on providing great opportunity for all infant and toddlers by giving trainers evidence-informed resources with which to prepare infant-family professionals to play a vital role in building healthy brains. The curriculum fills a unique niche by focusing on providing a comprehensive understanding of how the brain develops, as well as providing strategies to encourage healthy brain development.

Participants will learn skills and strategies for:
1) Teaching professionals about brain development (architecture and neurobiology) to inform their practice
2) Supporting language, cognition, prosocial behavior, and social-emotional development
3) Reducing toxic stress that can negatively influence brain development of very young children.

Lesson List
Lesson 1: Brain Basics
Lesson 2: Factors Affecting Brain Growth and Development
Lesson 3: Communication and Language Development
Lesson 4: Cognition and Executive Function
Lesson 5: Social–Emotional Development
Lesson 6: Understanding Behavior
Lesson 7: The Everyday Play

This innovative training curriculum will be available in Fall 2017. Stay tuned for announcements regarding Training of Trainers and other pre-release opportunities.

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