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The Growing Brain: From Birth to 3 years Old

  • Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Saturday, March 09, 2019
  • 6 sessions
  • Friday, January 11, 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
  • Friday, March 08, 2019, 8:30 PM Saturday, March 09, 2019, 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

*Up to 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 is available.

This training is open to all Early Intervention Providers! 

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