School Readiness

Child Development: Brain Building

Three stages of brain development in infants, toddlers and young children.In this module, learn about children's brain building and development. Explore the following topics: Brain Building Basics, the Brain and Learning, and Stress and the Brain. Discover the process of typical brain development, the impact of the child’s environment, and how educators can support healthy development. This module was developed for a variety of audiences, including education staff who work in preschool, infant/toddler, home-based, and family child care programs. At the end of the module, users will be able to describe the areas of brain development and the strategies for its effective support.