The Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) is an interdisciplinary center dedicated to discovering the fundamental principles of human learning, with a special emphasis on early learning and brain development.

The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to partner with the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences to offer the I-LABS online training modules to caregivers for training credit!

Helping children achieve their full potential

All children deserve the best start in life and new scientific discoveries deepen our understanding of how to create the best environments for children. The team at I-LABS creates new and effective ways to bridge the gap between the science and the practice of learning by disseminating the latest science of child development.

Science has the ability to inform and transform children’s earliest experiences. Each I-LABS module explores a particular topic in child development, such as brain development, language acquisition, or imitation. Modules share evidence-based information about how young children learn. The modules are useful for understanding everyday interactions with children and for informing systems-level programs and policies.

Each of the I-LABS online modules is available in Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, or English.

If you are interested in classroom I-LABS trainings, please click here to view the course.

How to complete I-LABS Online

Step 1 – Choose the module you want to take from the menu below.

Step 2 – Click on the module, which will take you to the I-LABS site to complete the training. To select a language other than English, choose from the Language tab at the top of the module.

Step 3 – When the training is complete return here and click the banner below to complete your certificate.

Click here to request your certificate

 

I-LABS Online Training Modules

Click any title to learn more & begin your I-LABS session.

 

Module 2

Why the First 2,000 Days Matter: A Look Inside the Brain

  • Time to Complete: 20 Minutes

Module 3

The Importance of Early Interactions

  • Time to Complete: 20 minutes

Module 4

The Power of Learning Through Imitation

  • Time to Complete: 20 minutes

Module 5

Understanding Emotions

  • Time to Complete: 20 minutes

Module 6

Language Development: Learning the Sounds of Language

  • Time to Complete: 25 minutes

Module 7

Development of Attachment

  • Time to Complete: 25 minutes

Module 8

Attachment in Practice

  • Time to Complete: 20 minutes

Module 9

Sharing Attention During Early Childhood

  • Time to Complete: 20 minutes

Module 10

Language Development: From Listening to Speaking

  • Time to Complete: 25 minutes

Module 11

Bilingual Language Development

  • Time to Complete: 20 minutes

Module 12

Temperament in Early Childhood

  • Time to Complete: 20 minutes

Module 13

Race Today: What Kids Know as They Grow

  • Time to Complete: 25 minutes

Module 14

"Racing" Towards Equality

  • Time to Complete: 25 minutes

Module 15

Early Music Experience

  • Time to Complete: 25 minutes

Module 16

Foundations of Literacy

  • Time to Complete: 20 minutes

Module 17

Development of Literacy

  • Time to Complete: 25 minutes

Module 18

Learning to Make Things Happen

  • Time to Complete: 25 minutes

Module 19

Early STEM Learning

  • Time to Complete: 25 minutes