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, 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
Register here by Friday July 16, 2021.
This training will be held online via Zoom.
Questions? Email us.