Learn about Healthy Brain Development

The early years lay the foundation for lifelong brain health. Join us in learning what the research says about keeping little ones' brains healthy.

Award-Winning Educator

Writer & Educator

Dr. Jennifer Fraser

With a PhD from the University of Toronto in Comparative Literature, Jennifer is an award-winning educator who has taught for twenty years at the university, college and high-school level and also worked with young adults as they are launching their careers. A published author of books & articles, Jennifer believes teens & young adults, parents, teachers, coaches and all who work with children and young people deserve the most up-to-date information and knowledge especially when it comes to their health and safety. "The Bullied Brain: Heal Your Scars and Restore Your Health" is being published by Prometheus Books (Globe & Pequot) and Brilliance Audio on March 8, 2022. For more information and resources, see https://www.bulliedbrain.com/.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Continuing Education Credit in Florida

    • Continuing Education Credit

    • Quiz Questions

  • 2

    ONE Healthy Brain Development 0 to 5

    • 1.1 Introduction

    • 1.1 Introduction Video

    • 1.2 Overview

    • 1.2 Overview Video

  • 3

    TWO The Resilient Brain & the Bored Brain

    • 2.1 The Resilient Brain

    • 2.1 The Resilient Brain Video

    • 2.2 The Bored Brain

    • 2.2 The Bored Brain Video

  • 4

    THREE Brain Architecture and Synapses

    • 3.1 Brain Architecture & Synapses

    • 3.1 Brain Architecture & Synapses Video

    • 3.2 Synaptic Blossoming & Pruning

    • 3.2 Synaptic Blossoming & Pruning Video

  • 5

    FOUR "Serve & Return"

    • 4.1 Importance of "Serve & Return"

    • 4.1 Importance of "Serve & Return" Video

    • 4.2 What Fires Together, Wires Together

    • 4.2 What Fires Together, Wires Together Video

  • 6

    FIVE Building Healthy Brain Connections

    • 5.1 Play Creates Neural Connections

    • 5.1 Play Creates Neural Connections Video

    • 5.2 The Creative Brain

    • 5.2 The Creative Brain Video

  • 7

    SIX Learning, Intellectual Stimulation & Screen Time

    • 6.1 Learning & Intellectual Stimulation

    • 6.1 Learning & Intellectual Stimulation Video

    • 6.2 Learning & Screen Time

    • 6.2 Learning & Screen Time Video

  • 8

    SEVEN Sleep & Food for Healthy Brains

    • 7.1 Sleep for Healthy Brains

    • 7.1 Sleep for Healthy Brains Video

    • 7.2 Food for Healthy Brains

    • 7.2 Food for Healthy Brains Video

  • 9

    EIGHT The Safe Brain & Creating a Safe Environment

    • 8.1 The Safe Brain

    • 8.1 The Safe Brain Video

    • 8.2 Creating a Safe Environment

    • 8.2 Creating a Safe Environment Video