Register Now: Brain Building Basics with Vroom webinar, November 21, 10 to 11 am.

Research tells us that early childhood is a critical period of brain development. Caregivers’ everyday interactions with their children play a critical role in supporting their children’s healthy brain development, creating a foundation for lifelong health and well-being.

To help families make the most of this precious time, Essentials for Childhood is supporting partners around Washington to use Vroom in programs and initiatives. Vroom takes early brain science out of the lab and puts it into the hands of caregivers.

Vroom empowers parents to see what they are already doing to support their child’s brain development and encourages more of it. Vroom fits in a wide range of programs and setting including but not limited to libraries, museums, early learning programs, play and learn, parent education, early childhood home visiting, health and social services, and more. For more information see the Essentials Vroom Webpage.

The November 21, 2019, webinar will cover:

  • Brain science basics, and why early relationships are so important.
  • Introduction to Vroom: what it is, how it helps caregivers make the most of their time with their children.
  • How Essentials for Childhood can help you incorporate brain science and Vroom into your work, through learning opportunities, tools and more.

For more information contact Marilyn Gisser, Essentials for Childhood Vroom Specialist.

Play and Learn Group

Centennial Elementary School will be starting a play and learn group in November targeting families with children 0-5 years old. The goal of play and learn is for parents to learn how to enrich their home experiences with their child in preparing them for school. The group will be on Thursday evenings from 6 – 7pm in Mrs. Kiehn’s classroom. If you would like more information, please call the school and ask to speak with Mrs. Kiehn or email her at

Parenting Education at Brigid Collins

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Parenting Academy’s new 2019-2020 Seminar Schedule is out! 
Tell your clients, friends and family about the new Parenting Academy Seminars being offered this Thursday and every third Thursday of the month. Seminars are a good entry point for families who want to try out a 2 hour parenting program at Brigid Collins. These seminars are offered in the evenings.