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

Mt. Vernon
November 7, 2018 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Joan Sager, MEd, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Mt. Vernon DCYF Office 900 East College Way Mt. Vernon WA 98273 Map

Please Do Not bring children/youth with you to this class NO childcare is provided.  You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

Entrance is at the back of the building, between the two buildings, see signs.

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.

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

Joan Sager, MEd, is the Child Welfare Trainer for this class you may contact her for questions or need more information at Sagerj2@uw.edu

Registration Instructions

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  2. Click the green Register button at the bottom (under these instructions), and then, when your profile screen displays, scroll down and click the Save button.