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Cognitive Development: Language and Executive Function (Birth – 5 years) with Katrina Macasaet
February 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Delve into the cognitive skills of language and executive function from birth to five years, how these skills are heavily intertwined and support each other and strategies you can use to support development in these two areas.
- Illustrate the relationship between language and executive function skills as it relates to cognitive development.
- Identify key milestones from birth to 12 months, 12 to 36 months, and 3 to 5 years.
- Explain multi-language learning and its importance.
- Describe strategies for supporting language and cognitive development.
Free professional learning with CEU’s or GaPDS/DECAL credit hours available after completion of session and survey.
Featured Presenter: Katrina Macasaet
Katrina is a Manager of Professional Innovations Division with ZERO TO THREE and lead faculty for Critical Competencies and The Growing Brain curricula. As Manager, Katrina leads the design and delivery of presentations at state, regional, and national early childhood conferences, and meetings. Katrina contributes to the development of research-based and evidence-informed infant-toddler competencies, professional learning options, and other department content. Katrina has an undergraduate degree in early childhood education and a master’s degree in human development.
This virtual presentation is Part 2 of the Deal Center’s The Growing Brain Basics: A Four-Part Series
What is this series? The question of how babies’ brains grow in the context of relationships is one of the most important topics in early childhood development. Research on this topic is exploding, underscoring the need for early childhood professionals to learn about foundations of brain development and strategies to best support the growing brains of infants and young children. This series supports participants’ exploration of key concepts, research, and concrete strategies from ZERO TO THREE’s- The Growing Brain: From Birth to 5 Years Old curriculum.