Course Description

Credit Validation for SDCOE TK Participants Only

This course will examine the architecture of the young child’s developing brain. Participants will learn how the brain develops. Participants will also learn how brain development sets a foundation for learning and behavior. Throughout this course participants will explore the role that educators of young children play in guiding healthy brain development.

Learner Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the parts of the brain and the role they play
  • Explain how the brain develops and how knowing this supports early childhood educators
  • Demonstrate an understanding that teacher-child interactions and building relationships are essential to positive brain development

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for Multiple Subject credentialed teachers needing ECE units to teach TK.

Course Materials: Text, The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Author(s) Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore


Students enrolling in this course must have a bachelor’s degree and California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

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