Become a Certified Facilitator and Learn How to Implement New Direction's Cutting-Edge Curriculum
The S.T.E.P.S. to Early Brain Developmentt® Curriculum, developed by NDI, is available only through NDI’s Certified Facilitator Program.
Through certification, facilitators are prepared to educate parents, childcare providers, teachers, social workers and others about early brain development in infants, toddlers and preschoolers to prepare them for later school success. Studies show that parents and caregivers who learn about how a child’s brain actually develops change how they purposefully interact with children.
NDI’s Certified Facilitator Program teaches facilitators to help families and
caregivers learn the best ways to interact with children when their brains are most malleable, from birth to five years old. The recommended interactions give a child the best start, at a time when the foundation for learning is established. Concepts and methods are demonstrated in ways that are easy for parents and caregivers to grasp
The S.T.E.P.S.® Curriculum is based on five key elements that lead to healthy brain development: Security, Touch, Eyes, Play, and Sound. Children need to feel secure and loved; to be touched, cuddled, and held; to receive visual and sound stimulation; and have opportunities to play throughout the day to develop a healthy foundation of neural pathways that allow them to reach their greatest learning potential. The curriculum is based on findings from the latest neuroscientific research and NDI has taken great care in translating that research into easy-to-understand and practical information for parents, caregivers, child care providers, teachers, social workers, and others who work with young children.
For additional information, please contact Linda Taroli at 602-371-1366 or email email@example.com.