January Parent Workshop – Child Brain Development

Jan 23, 2015

mom-and-kids-imgFirst of all, Kids U McKnight would like to thank all of the parents who made it to our January Parent Workshop on Thursday, January 22nd. It was a huge success! We absolutely love seeing our parents so involved in the educational progress of our students!

For those of you who were unable to attend, here is a quick roundup of the content that was covered during the workshop.

The following presentation was prepared and presented by Ms. Celeste Leclerc:


Additionally, we have provided several videos for supplemental information.

Video 1- Experience shapes Brain Architecture

Video 2- Serve and Return

Video 3- Toxic Stress

Those who attended the workshop were able to delve into some hands-on activities to help them better understand how the brain works and develops. It was such a wonderful sight to see our parents in the Kids U classroom, learning, just as their kids do every single day!

The Kids U philosophy emphasizes that learning starts at an early age, but it doesn’t stop once you become an adult. The implementation of these Parent Workshops help to promote the idea of continuous learning, which is why we intend to offer these types of sessions throughout the year. Like Maria Montessori once said, Only through freedom and environmental experience is it practically possible for human development to occur.”