The First Three Years: Supporting Children's Early Brain Development
August 7th, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: AM1 Concurrent Sessions
Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences - UW
Track: All/Other
Category: Other: to include learning centers, networking, and health.
Session Description: A child's brain grows faster in the first few years of life than it will at any other time. This spurt of brain growth allows young children to learn at an incredible rate - almost every experience is a learning opportunity. Together we will talk about how the brain is built and the amazing flexibility of a child's brain. We will discuss how the experiences a child has in the first few years of life literally shape the development of the brain and strategies we can use to support brain development.
Learning Objectives. Please share 3 key objectives:

1) Identify the growing brain as a work in progress - an enormous amount of brain development occurs in the first few years of life

2) Describe how a child's early experiences shape the physical development of the brain

3) Explain at least three ways to support children's learning and brain development