Training Academy: The Growing Brain from Birth to 5 Years
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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