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The Growing Brain: From Birth to 3 years Old

  • Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Wednesday, March 06, 2019
  • 7 sessions
  • Friday, January 11, 2019, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • Monday, January 28, 2019, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • Friday, February 01, 2019, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • Monday, February 25, 2019, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 06, 2019, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Oak Brook 1909 Spring Road. Oak Brook, IL 60523
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This innovative training curriculum focuses on giving early intervention providers strategies with which to prepare parents and caretakers 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 provider can help families encourage healthy brain development in children from birth to 3 years old.

Participants will learn skills and strategies for:

  1.  Understanding infant and toddler brain development (architecture and neurobiology) to inform their practice
  2. Supporting language, cognition, prosocial behavior, and social-emotional development
  3. Reducing toxic stress that can negatively influence brain development of very young children.

The Growing Brain: From Birth to 3 Years is comprised of seven 3-hour units.

Unit 1: Brain Basics
Unit 2: Factors Affecting Brain Growth and Development
Unit 3: Communication and Language Development
Unit 4: Cognition and Executive Function
Unit 5: Social–Emotional Development
Unit 6: Understanding Behavior
Unit 7: The Everyday Play

*Completion of the 7 units will result in 21 hours of Early Intervention Credit, CEUs and an IDTA endorsement that indicates the participant has additional knowledge and training in the growing brain of infants and toddlers .

This training is open to all Early Intervention Providers! 

**Attendance for all 7 units is required in order to get EI Credit and IDTA Endorsement.

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