Erikson creates brain development curriculum

In the first months and years of life, a child’s brain is busy building the foundation for future growth and learning. Caregivers play a critical role in that process, providing stimulation that generates new connections in the brain.  An explosion of research in the last 15 years has shed light on that process, with profound implications for early childhood programs and their staff. Yet few, if any, of these findings are covered in courses for child care workers and preschool teachers—the very people who could put that knowledge to good use.