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Brain Research: Bright Beginnings for Babies

ITEM #: 4400703

What's In This Kit?
This training kit is designed to introduce teachers to infant and toddler brain development. It contains:

  • Expected training outcomes
  • Preparation instructions
  • Training strategies and tips
  • Implementation steps
  • Follow-up activities for teachers
  • Follow-up activities for administrators/directors
  • A learning assessment
  • A training evaluation/further needs assessment
  • A resource list
  • The article “Bright Beginnings for Babies” by Pam Schiller
  • A training certificate to award to teachers for attendance and participation
  • A certificate for the trainer and other presenters

Who's the Target Audience?
The target audience for this kit is beginning and intermediate teachers working with children from birth to age 3. Teachers will learn about windows of opportunity in infant and toddler brain development.

Teacher Skill Level
beginning intermediate advanced
Children's Age Level
infants toddlers preschoolers school-agers birth to 8

Kit Timeline:
Preparation time for this kit is 1.0 hour. Implementation time is estimated at 1.5 hours.

Training Outcomes:

  1. Teachers will list the windows of opportunity for wiring the brains of infants and toddlers.
  2. Teachers will identify suggestions for enhancing wiring opportunities during the first 3 years of a child’s life.
  3. Teachers will describe the wiring opportunities for each domain of development including emotional, social, intellectual (which includes language and cognition), and physical (which includes motor and vision).
  4. Teachers will create interactive experiences designed to enhance wiring opportunities in the classroom.
  5. Teachers will construct curriculum plans to stimulate wiring opportunities for children in their classrooms.

These training outcomes address the following:

  • A-1-10 and B-7a-7h of the Accreditation Criteria and Procedures of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC, 1998).
  • Standard 1 and 4b of NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation, Initial Licensure Level (NAEYC, 2001).
  • Standards1304.21(a)(1)(i), 1304.21(a)(4)(i-iv), 1304.21(a)(5)(i-iii), 1304.21(a)(6)(i-iii), 1304.21(b)(1)(i-iii), 1304.21(b)(2)(i-iii), and 1304.21(b)(3)(i-ii) of Head Start Performance Standards (Federal Register, Nov. 5, 1996, Volume 61, Number 215).

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