2 professional development hours - $23

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In order to build brains, we have to understand brains. In this session, you'll learn about brain architecture, brain functions, brain cell workings, and how brains do what brains do. At the end of this workshop, you'll be able to explain brain processes and you'll be ready to find out more about how brains change as children grow. Know what brains are all about. Start here!



2 professional development hours - $23

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What's going on even before a child is born to get his or her brain up and running? A lot! In this session, you'll learn about early brain structures, prenatal neural wiring, prenatal brain abilities, the influence of prenatal exposure to toxins and disease, and brains and the birth process. If you work with infants and toddlers, if you're concerned about children who may have experienced prenatal problems that affect the brain, or if you're just curious about how brains get their start, this is the perfect workshop for you!

 
2 professional development hours - $23

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You've heard that the years from birth to age 5 are important for brain development and it's true. But why? What's going on in there in the preschool years? In this session, you'll find out why what children do all day matters to the brain, critical periods and what to do about them, the development of sensory and memory processes, and what's left to develop after children turn six. Find out what you can do in the early years to enhance brain development and what you should definitely avoid doing if top brain development is your goal. 


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What's needed to keep a brain healthy and growing? Here you'll find out about the importance of good nutrition, including fats, plenty of sleep, including how to tell if children are getting enough, outdoor time, including experiences with nature, and social time, including conversation with grownups Once you are expert in what brains need - and what they don't need! - you'll be ready to give the growing brains around you all the nurturing they require.


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Brains can get harmed or hurt. Find out how, how to prevent brain insults, and how to fix the ones that happen. In this workshop, we'll talk about Concussions and other brain injuries, Stress and brains, The brain effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Shaken baby syndrome, Disease and brains, Sensory input issues, Early intervention: how and when. This is scary stuff and everyone who spends time with small children needs to know it. Join me in this workshop and be informed and reassured.