The Growing Brain (Birth to 5 Year Olds) is a curriculum that focuses on the brain and its role in early development. Areas of focus include: the structure and function of the brain; factors and experiences that can harm the growing brain, especially stress and how to protect the brain from harm; and the connections between the brain, language development and sensory functioning. This course will also include content on emotional regulation, the role of caregiving relationships and the impact of trauma on the brain. One of the most powerful features of this curriculum is that it translates very complex concepts in a way that is digestible, is meaningful and relevant, and provides a range of interactive activities that enable participants to integrate and apply these concepts in their daily work supporting young children. The cost of The Growing Brain participant manual is included in the registration fee.