Child Care Providers Complete Brain Builders Training Modules

On Saturday, October 22, 2022, a total of 20 participants from different Child Care Centers completed a series of trainings, consisting of four Brain Builders Modules. The four Brain Builders Training Modules included Brain Basics, Cognitive Development and the Stages of Growth, Executive Functions, and Social-Emotional Development. 

The Module 1: Brain Basics included the brain parts, their functions, and the stages of brain growth and development. The phrase “executive function” refers to a set of skills. These skills underlie the capacity to plan ahead and meet goals. They are skills that display self-control, follow multiple-step directions even when interrupted, and stay focused despite distractions. Social Development deals with how children establish friendships and build relationships, handle conflicts with peers, establish conflict resolutions to solve social challenges, and interact with others. Lastly, Emotional Development is the ability/capacity to manage and/or regulate emotions and strong feelings, which often lead to building the ability to manage successful interactions and relationships with others. 

These training modules were facilitated by Melissa Palacios, Science of Early Learning Coordinator and assisted by Rayanna Fitial, Science of Early Learning Administrative Assistant, both from Evergreen Learning. The training was conducted via Zoom. 

As this cohort successfully completed the training modules, they may now use what they have learned to further support, guide, and nurture children’s overall growth and development, especially brain development, by simply following the children’s lead.

This training opportunity was made possible through funding from the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child Care, and CNMI Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program under the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs. 


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