Training Academy: The Growing Brain from Birth to 5 Years
FAIMH Training Academy Goes Online!
This innovative training curriculum focuses on evidence-informed knowledge and strategies with which to prepare professionals who work with infants and young children for their vital role in building healthy brains. The curriculum fills a unique niche by providing a comprehensive understanding of how the brain develops, along with ways the professional can encourage healthy brain development in children from birth to 5 years old.
Participants will learn skills and strategies for understanding and supporting:
- Brain development (architecture and neurobiology) to inform their practice with infants, young children & their families;
- Language, cognition, prosocial behavior, and social-emotional development birth to five; and
- Reducing toxic stress that can negatively influence brain development of young children.
Schedule & Agenda
**Note: This training series is held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons over 3 weeks**
Session 1: Monday June 15th
Unit 1: Brain Basics
Session 2: Wednesday June 17th
Unit 2: Factors Affecting Brain Growth and Development
Session 3: Monday June 22nd
Unit 3: Communication and Language Development
Session 4: Wednesday June 24th
Unit 4: Cognition and Executive Function and
Unit 7: The Everyday Play
Session 5: Monday June 29th
Unit 5: Social–Emotional Development
Session 6: Wednesday July 1st
Unit 6: Understanding Behavior
Open to all FAIMH Members throughout Florida who work with infants, young children and their families, especially child care providers, Head Start/Early Head Start providers, support staff and administrators, early intervention specialists, inclusion specialists, Early Steps providers and mental health specialists.
$300 for the full 6-session training series (18 hours)
$50 per session if purchased individually
FAIMH Membership required
online via Zoom
Zoom link info will be sent to paid registrants 2 days before the training begins.
Questions? Email us at email@example.com