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The Growing Brain from Birth to 5 Years

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 18-hour training series is held in 6 sessions on Monday and Wednesday afternoons over 3 weeks**

Session 1:  Monday January 25th

Unit 1: Brain Basics

Session 2:  Wednesday January 27th

Unit 2: Factors Affecting Brain Growth and Development

Session 3:  Monday February 1st

Unit 3: Communication and Language Development

Session 4:  Wednesday February 3rd

Unit 4: Cognition and Executive Function and Unit 7: The Everyday Play

Session 5:  Monday February 8th

Unit 5: Social–Emotional Development

Session 6:  Wednesday February 10th

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)

FAIMH Membership Required

Special discounted rates for groups, as low as $250/person!

Location: online via Zoom

Zoom link info will be sent to paid registrants approx. 24 hours before the training begins.

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Questions? Email us.

25 Jan 2021
1:00pm - 4:00pm EST

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