By: Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Parents learn how to interact with their children on their level during Brain Waves training on Davis Monthan Air Force Base.
The purpose of the course is to communicate the mechanics of early childhood development and is designed to help parents make the most of their child’s natural capacity to learn.
“This program is targeted towards fathers and to get them more involved with their children but the information applies to all parents,” said Ana Bae, Program coordinator for the Brain Waves program.
The U of A collected 25 years of research which led to a 16 hour course for educators of children up to the age of five.
“[Brain Waves] is actually a spin off from a bigger course that we offer for early childhood educators,” Bae said. “That class is called Brain builders for life and is offered state-wide.”
The class is four hours long, and includes a brain wiring activity, a temperament activity and a a sensory activity.
“Once the word got out about the quality of the class, more and more people got involved. I guarantee attendees are going to take away something they never considered when raising their children.”
This training is held monthly on Davis Monthan AFB. To reserve a spot contact the AFRC at 520-228-5690.
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