This training aids in building a knowledge mobilization movement across Tennessee
around early childhood brain development. It is designed to develop a common understanding
about early childhood through a shared, up-to-date, clear storyline based on scientific
findings. The training emphasizes that the architecture of a young child’s brain is
shaped by the interaction between genes and experiences, and experiences can be beneficial
or detrimental. Science makes it clear that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) negatively
impact the architecture of the developing brain. Children thrive in a safe, stable,
nurturing environment of supportive families, caregivers, and communities.