How the Growing Brain Influences Relationships, Behavior, and Play

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Session Dates

Wednesday April 24, 2024 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM - PaTTAN - CENTRAL

Decades of research indicate that the early years of life are a period of exponential brain development, characterized by great opportunity and vulnerability, dependent on the relationships and environment in which the child is growing. This training will examine how the brain develops from birth to 5 years old and provide strategies to support healthy brain development across developmental areas.


Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe how early experiences can affect brain development.
  2. Identify the role of relationships and attachment in social-emotional development.
  3. Identify that all behavior has meaning and knowing where a child is on the developmental ladder will help to figure out the behavior.
  4. Identify important skills children learn through the various stages of play.

Target Audience

This training is intended for Infant Toddler Early Intervention staff, Preschool Early Intervention staff, and early childhood education professionals.

Topics Covered: Early Intervention

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Molly Martz, at 717-901-2151, or

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Infant/Toddler Staff Training Hours
No credit


EITA Consultant

Event Contact:


Molly Martz

Content Contact:

Michael Brink