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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: Dr. Alexandra Alfonso, Zero to Three Certified Trainer

Schedule & Agenda

**Note: This 21-hour training series is held in 7 sessions Wednesday afternoons (1:00 PM-4:00 PM ET/ 12:00 PM-3:00 PM CT) over 7 weeks**

Session 1:  Wednesday June 22nd 

Unit 1: Brain Basics

Session 2:  Monday June 29th

Unit 2: Factors Affecting Brain Growth and Development

Session 3:  Wednesday July 6th 

Unit 3: Communication and Language Development

Session 4:  Monday July 13th 

Unit 4: Cognition and Executive Function

Session 5:  Wednesday July 20th 

Unit 5: Social–Emotional Development

Session 6:  Monday July 27th 

Unit 6: Understanding Behavior

Session 7:  Wednesday August 3rd 

Unit 7: Everyday Play


Register here by Wednesday June 15, 2022.


This training will be held online via Zoom.

Questions? Email us.

13 Jul 2022
1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT

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