Module 1Welcome to the developing brain
Lesson 1Getting started 
Lesson 2Introduction 
Lesson 3What is neuroscience? 
Lesson 4Brain development from conception to five years 
Lesson 5Synaptic pruning and neural growth - use it or lose it 
Lesson 6Criticisms of neuroscience 
Lesson 7The effects of neglect 
Lesson 8Babies' brains are like sponges 
Lesson 9Critical periods 
Lesson 10Brain-based programmes 
Lesson 11How to spot the neuromyths 
Lesson 12How to separate the myths from the facts 
Lesson 13Interactive quiz 
Module 2To and fro, up and down – the importance of early socialisation in brain development
Lesson 1Introduction 
Lesson 2Antenatal attachment 
Lesson 3How mirror neurons help us connect to others 
Lesson 4Emotional responses 
Lesson 5The importance of co-regulation as the foundation for children's self-regulation 
Lesson 6What is self-regulation? 
Lesson 7Co-regulation leads to self-regulation 
Lesson 8Strategies to nuture self-regulation in children and young adults 
Lesson 9Interactive quiz 
Module 3Catastrophic cortisol – the impact of toxic stress on brain development and wellbeing
Lesson 1Introduction 
Lesson 2The neuroscience of attachment 
Lesson 3What causes attachment disorders? 
Lesson 4How to identify an insecurely attached child 
Lesson 5Supporting children and young adults with insecure or disorganised attachment 
Lesson 6The three types of stress and their impact on wellbeing and learning 
Lesson 7The good, the bad and the ugly - how excessive cortisol impairs early brain development 
Lesson 8The role of the HPA axis in stress response 
Lesson 9Interventions to support healthy parental responses 
Lesson 10Types of early adversity and the impact of each one on psychological and emotional development 
Lesson 11The brain and self-regulation 
Lesson 12The cycle of abuse and crime 
Lesson 13Strategies to cultivate emotional resilience and positive changes in behaviour 
Lesson 14Approaches to cultivating emotional resilience in children and young adults 
Lesson 15Interactive quiz 
Module 4Brain under construction – how quality early childhood education and care builds healthy brains
Lesson 1Introduction 
Lesson 2Enabling relationships 
Lesson 3A word of caution 
Lesson 4Personal resilience - What it means and why you need it 
Lesson 5Pass it on! You need to be resilient to share this gift 
Lesson 6Resilience test 
Lesson 7Resilience test - what it means 
Lesson 8Enabling environments 
Lesson 9The relationship between emotional responses and their influence on executive functioning 
Lesson 10Enabling activities 
Lesson 11Let children have their say! 
Lesson 12Examples of good practice 
Lesson 13Growth mindset and neuroplasticity (part 1) 
Lesson 14Growth mindset and neuroplasticity (part 2) 
Lesson 15Interactive Quiz