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.
Trainer: Kathryn Shea, Zero to Three The Growing Brain Certified Trainer, retired CEO of The Florida Center in Sarasota, FL
Schedule & Agenda
**Note: This 21-hour training series is held in 7 sessions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings over 4 weeks**
Session 1: Thursday April 1st
Unit 1: Brain Basics
Session 2: Tuesday April 6th
Unit 2: Factors Affecting Brain Growth and Development
Session 3: Thursday April 8th
Unit 3: Communication and Language Development
Session 4: Tuesday April 13th
Unit 4: Cognition and Executive Function
Session 5: Thursday April 15th
Unit 5: Social–Emotional Development
Session 6: Tuesday April 20th
Unit 6: Understanding Behavior
Session 7: Thursday April 22nd
Unit 7: The Everyday Play
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.
FAIMH Member Rate: $350 for the full 7-session training series (21 hours)
(for Non-Members) Registration + Membership: $400 for the full 7-session training series
Group Rate (5 or more): $325 per person (min. purchase $1625)
Agency Member Group Rate (5 or more): $300 per person (min. purchase $1500)
Location: online via Zoom
Zoom link info will be sent to paid registrants approx. 24 hours before the training begins.
Certificate: Upon successful completion of full The Growing Brain series, a certificate of completion will be earned. A certificate will only be provided to those who attended the full 21-hour series (all 7 sessions).
CEUs: FAIMH is seeking to provide CEUs for licensed social work/marriage & family/mental health clinicians for this training, but it is not confirmed that it will be available. Information will be updated here as it changes.
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