PEAK is sponsoring a professional development session for teachers of young children — infants through kindergarten. The free two-hour training will be held at Montgomery County Community College (Pottstown). Dr. Judy Cameron, Neuroscientist with the University of Pittsburgh, will lead the training. PQAS (Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System) credit is available.
A description of the training follows:
Experiences in the early years of life play an important role in shaping a child’s brain development. As the architecture of the developing brain emerges, it establishes either a sturdy or weak foundation for all learning and behavior that follow. Social interactions are important. Children learn best when an attentive adult is engaged with them in the learning process. Adverse early life experiences can impair brain development but the impact of stresses can be significantly attenuated if children have a safe dependable relationship to turn to for support.
The Science of Early Brain Development
June 5, 2013
Montgomery County Community College – Pottstown Campus
Room SH 216
To register for the training go to the PA Keys website and search the calendar for June 5 or for the trainer’s name (Cameron). You must register with the PA Keys site in order to see the calendar and register for the class. If you experience problems with registering for the training, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-970-6655.