I-LABS in the Classroom: Module 02: Why The First 2,000 Days Matter: A Look Inside The Brain

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All children deserve the best start in life and new scientific discoveries deepen our understanding of how to create the best environments for children. The team at I-LABS creates new and effective ways to bridge the gap between the science and the practice of learning by disseminating the latest science of child development. Our team shares the latest scientific discoveries in relevant and actionable ways with those who can best put it into practice: early learning professionals, parents, and policymakers. Partners use cutting-edge research to create evidence-based policies, practices, and programs that grow the next generation of lifelong learners.

This 1 hour class covers the following:

  • How brains are built. An enormous amount of brain development occurs in the first five years.
  • Early childhood experiences shape the physical development of the brain.
  • The strength of connections formed in a child’s brain depends, to a certain extent, on the frequencies of experiences they have in their lives.

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Audience Description

Caregivers, licensed, unlicensed, relative and fictive kin

Dates and Locations

July 26, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Stephanie Rodrigues, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Tacoma, Children's Museum of Tacoma 1501 Pacific Avenue Tacoma WA 98402 Map

This training will occur in a support group setting, the training will be 1 hour in duration followed by 1 hour of support group.


Limited child care is available for children 3-12.  Email Stephanie Rodrigues at steph75@uw.edu for the child care paperwork.

Stalls 1-10 adjacent to museum can be used if vacant, otherwise, use street parking

Signs will be posted directing you to the training room.

Feel free to bring a meal or other refreshments.

If you require an interpreter, please contact me 3-4 weeks in advance so arrangements may be made.

Questions? Please contact Stephanie Rodrigues at steph75@uw.edu or 206-321-1721

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com

Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

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