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Birth to Five Years

This course will be beneficial to all Foster Carers approved for pre-school aged children; it is during these formative years that the interactions between children and the adults around them can affect significantly on how the child develops. Did you know that by the age three the brain is almost 80% of its full size and is the command centre for their entire body. We will explore the significance of play in relation to a child’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional development.

We will also explore the importance of in utero development and the first 1001 days alongside the impact weaning can have on a child’s sensory skills and their speech and language development. This will update Foster Carers awareness and skills around current child care practices as well as exploring the potential impact of interrupted development on children and how we can support them to recover.

Face to Face Monday 17 June 2024, Girdwood Community Hub, Belfast 9:30am – 12:30pm Jackilene Weatherup Belfast