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Thrive: Exploring How Childhood Experiences Shape Brain Structure

How much do childhood experiences influence a person's brain structure?
 
On September 27, 10 representatives from eight early childhood programs run by local churches and parachurch organizations participated in the Thrive quarterly meeting, where they explored this question.
 
During the meeting, participants in this learning community played The Brain Architecture Game, an interactive tabletop game designed to help early childhood practitioners increase their understanding of how the brain is impacted by early childhood experiences. 
 
Thrive is an Urban Alliance initiative to help churches and parachurch organizations reach and serve young children and their caregivers throughout critical developmental stages so children develop strong foundations for learning and growth.
 
For more information about Thrive, click below or contact Rosaicela Rodriguez, Urban Alliance's Director of Implementation, Children & Youth Initiatives.
 
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