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Thanks to generous funding from Allegany Franciscan Ministries, FAIMH is able to offer ZERO TO THREE's The Growing Brain: Birth to 5 Years at no cost to providers in Miami-Dade County

FAIMH Membership Required

This innovative 3-day 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 is held on three consecutive Thursdays**

Day 1:  Thursday January 30th

Unit 1: Brain Basics

Unit 2: Factors Affecting Brain Growth and Development

Day 2:  Thursday February 6th

Unit 3: Communication and Language Development

Unit 4: Cognition and Executive Function

Day 3:  Thursday February 13th

Unit 5: Social–Emotional Development

Unit 6: Understanding Behavior

Unit 7: The Everyday Play



FAIMH Membership required.

No Cost for professionals in Miami-Dade County

$300 for professionals outside of Miami-Dade County



Citrus Health Network, Early Childhood Development Dept.

8200 NW 33rd Street

Suite 102

Doral, FL 33122

Parking is free in the lot. Do not park in the temporary 30-minute visitor spots.

Beverages provided (coffee, tea, water). Lunch is on your own.


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30 Jan 2020
8:30am - 4:00pm EST

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