The human brain has been called "the three pound universe." There is no known entity in the world that is more marvelous, more mysterious, or more miraculous than the human brain and nervous system. Although many of its "secrets" remain unexplored, much is known about how the human brain works.
We know that parents and early care professionals literally help grow the brains of young children! It is important to know which practices foster healthy brain growth and development.
This course will dispel old myths and explore current knowledge about the brain and early childhood learning and development to help benefit the young children in your care.
Course Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Discuss at least three ways information on the basic functions of the human brain can be applied while observing classrooms and when supporting staff
- Discuss the importance of early experiences and how they may influence the child later in life
- Evaluate whether statements about the human brain are based on old myths or are supported by current brain research