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The Growing Brain: From 0-5 course, By Zero To Three Organization

For professionals who work with children and/or parents and parents/caregivers desiring to know more about their child's healthy development

The Growing Brain Train-The-Trainer Course

A comprehensive course on brain development in the first five years.

The Growing Brain has the most up-to-date current information on brain development and how we can help grow healthy brains. If you work with families or just want to know more for your family, this is the course for you and help you answer those questions on brains. For example, what part of the brain does temperament originate? Why do some kids have more self-control than others? At what age should kids "know better"? When we say "the brain doesn't finish developing until age 25, what exactly still needs to develop? Can children learn 5 languages at once and how does the brain process them? These and all questions are rooted in the biology of the brain which we will answer in this course. If you work with parents or are a parent, this is the most amazing course to help you talk "science" with your partner, in-laws and families you work with.

See Inside The Growing Brain: 0-5 Course


This full course is designed for 21 hours-7 sessions for a class of 30 participants. Each session can be delivered as a stand-alone class.

Every participant receives a digital licensed Participant Manual included in the total cost. You may take this file and get it printed if you would like, or follow along digitally by filling out the worksheets on blank paper.

Completion certificates will be available for the number of sessions attended.

The course can be delivered on-site and in-person at your location.

The course can also be delivered as a web-class. This is an interactive class delivered much the same as in a classroom but over a computer. You will be expected to participate fully in the break-out and whole group sessions and use a working microphone and video camera. For both the in-person and web-class course, content will be delivered through group creative activities, powerpoints, videos, discussion questions and instructor lecturettes, as well as reflection work in the Participant Manual

If you can't attend 1 or 2 of the live sessions, you will still have time to review the recordings prior to the next class and schedule some Q and A time with the instructor if you would like.

Instructor is Judy Arnall, BA, CCFE (Canadian Certified Family Life Educator). Judy has been teaching parent education for 22 years and is a certified The Growing Brain instructor.

"I appreciated being able to take the course in the evening in the comfort of my own home." Course Participant

"This course focuses specifically on young children's brains and many of the questions about young children's behaviour is answered by understanding the development of different areas of the brain." Course Participant


Table of Contents

Unit 1 Brain Basics

Unit 2 The Factors Affecting Brain Growth and Development

Unit 3 Communication and Language Development

Unit 4 Cognition and Executive Function

Unit 5 Social and Emotional Development

Unit 6 Understanding Behaviour

Unit 7 Everyday Play

Host The Growing Brain course for your staff on location

We can provide all 7 units or 1 unit depending on your time frame. Each unit is approximately 2-3 hours depending on size of group and activities chosen. All materials included.

Contact Judy Arnall jarnall@shaw.ca (403) 714-6766

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