Early Brain Development and the Lasting Importance of Caregiver-Child Relationships - Alabama Public Television Early Brain Development and the Lasting Importance of Caregiver-Child Relationships

Early Brain Development and the Lasting Importance of Caregiver-Child Relationships

This course meets on specific dates and times, and is led by an accredited instructor. Please see the information below regarding how to enroll.

Educator Grade Level

Infant and Toddler Educator


Child Development

Hours or Certification

Awards Training Hours

Class Dates

July 8-29, 2024


Caregivers | infants

The human brain is amazing, and the developing brain of an infant is even more phenomenal. Within the first years of life, the brain develops at a rapid pace that will never again be replicated. For example, 700-1000 new neural connections form in a baby’s brain every second. What does that mean for the child, and for your early child care program? During this 3-week online training, you will gain an understanding of the implications of this powerful process. Together, we will explore the mechanisms of brain development and explore the ways in which we can best support infants, toddlers, and preschoolers during this critical time of growth.

Target Age Group: Infant
Training Hours: 15
DHR Training Areas: CD; CCPF; PDG
CDA Subject Areas: 2; 4; 8
CKA Content Areas: LEE; ICFC; CGD
CCDF Training Areas: 13; 17; 20

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