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.
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 full 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.
New for 2020! Register for just the individual sessions you need!
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
Session 1 Brain Basics
Session 2 The Factors Affecting Brain Growth and Development
Session 3 Communication and Language Development
Session 4 Cognition and Executive Function
Session 5 Social and Emotional Development
Session 6 Understanding Behaviour
Session 7 Everyday Play
We can provide all 7 sessions (3 days) or 1 session (3 hours) depending on your time frame and needs. Each unit is approximately 2-3 hours depending on size of group and activities chosen. All materials included.
Contact Judy Arnall firstname.lastname@example.org (403) 714-6766
Monday February 3, 2020 until Monday Feb 24, 2020
Mondays and Thursday evenings from 5 PM - 7 PM (Mountain Alberta Time) and 7 PM - 9 PM (Eastern Toronto Time)
Please register for the full February 2020 sessions below or register for just the sessions you need. Brain Basics is recommended for everyone to take.