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