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The Growing Brain: Child development workshop in May

A multi-day The Growing Brain Train the Trainer workshop will equip participants with the skills and strategies needed to inform their practice on early childhood brain development. Following a day of self-study on May 19th, the virtual training will be held May 22-24 with three zoom meetings using asynchronous and synchronous learning. For a limited time, we are offering a 10% discount for groups of four or more! Register today to reserve your spot.

What’s the goal of the program?

Decades of research indicate that the early years of life are a period of exponential brain development characterized by great opportunity and vulnerability, dependent upon the relationships and environment in which the child is growing. The Growing Brain: From Birth to 5 Years Old curriculum fills a unique niche by providing a comprehensive understanding of how the brain develops, along with ways early childhood professionals can encourage healthy brain development. This innovative training curriculum focuses on giving adult educators evidence informed strategies with which to prepare early childhood professionals for their vital role in building healthy brains.

What makes this training series unique?

The newly designed virtual training of trainers combines live online events and self-study to support the journey towards becoming a ZERO TO THREE certified trainer of The Growing Brain curriculum. The virtual learning design provides participants with a variety of independent and small group learning experiences. Participants will engage in a guided self-study of the training manual, participate in in-depth discussions about content with ZERO TO THREE faculty, brainstorm with other adult educators about strategies for delivery, and plan for activities that meet the learning needs of the early childhood professionals you support.

What key skills will participants learn?

This 4-day Train the Trainer workshop will equip potential trainers with the skills and strategies needed to inform their practice on key areas of early childhood brain development, including focus architecture and neurobiology, language and early child development, and variations of stress and how to address it. Modules include group presentations and breakout activities that may be customized to meet the individual needs of participants. Through this motivating program, participants will leave with a clear understanding of how to educate and prepare prospective trainers.

How will these learned skills benefit participants in their early learning spaces?

Participants will be able to share useful information and resources to their providers, families, or even colleagues. Benefits of these learned skills include being able to train others on these modules, either in their entirety or present the modules that are most needed in their area of expertise.

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