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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.

Trainer: Kathryn Shea, LCSW, Zero to Three The Growing Brain Certified Trainer, IMH Leader in Florida and 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 afternoons over 4 weeks**

Session 1:  Tuesday July 20th

Unit 1: Brain Basics

Session 2:  Thursday July 22nd

Unit 2: Factors Affecting Brain Growth and Development

Session 3:  Tuesday July 27th

Unit 3: Communication and Language Development

Session 4:  Thursday July 29th

Unit 4: Cognition and Executive Function

Session 5:  Tuesday August 3rd

Unit 5: Social–Emotional Development

Session 6:  Thursday August 5th

Unit 6: Understanding Behavior

Session 7:  Tuesday August 10th

Unit 7: Everyday Play

Open to all FAIMH Members throughout Florida who work with infants, young children and their families, especially early learning providers, Head Start/Early Head Start providers, education specialists & family support staff, early childhood program 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

Agency Member Rate: $280 per person

Group Rate (5 or more): $325 per person (min. purchase $1625)



This training will be held online via Zoom.

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


Certificates & Continuing Education Units

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: Continuing education (2.1 CEUs) for child care providers (teachers, administrators) will be provided in partnership with the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC). Payment and completion of all CEU requirements will occur directly with FLAEYC at the end of the training series (August 10th). Email us for more information.

Continuing education (21 hours) for licensed clinical social workers, marriage & family therapists, and mental health counselors will be offered by the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health, an approved provider for continuing education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (CE Provider #50-30846.

Continuing education (21 hours) for psychologists will be offered by the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health, an approved provider for continuing education by the Florida Board of Psychology (CE Provider #50-30846.

View our Training Academy Policy on attendance, payment, cancellation and more.

Questions? Email us.

20 Jul 2021
2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT

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