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: 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.