Introduction to Executive Function​

Introduction to Executive Function​

{Available in all three formats: Online Course, Live Webinar, and Face-to-Face Workshop.}

Understanding Executive Function is vital to understanding early childhood development.

Learn about the important role of Executive Function in this online course!

Executive Function refers to the skills needed for the deliberate, goal-directed, self-management of attention, thought, action, emotion, and motivation. These skills develop rapidly during early childhood and support school readiness and socioemotional competence. More generally, Executive Function skills serve as a foundation for effective learning and adaptation across a wide range of situations.

This online, asynchronous course will review what is currently known about Executive Function.  It will reveal why there currently is so much interest in it among educators, parents, mental health professionals, economists, and policy makers.  The course will show how Executive Function is tied to the brain, and how both develop as a function of experience.  Finally, it will uncover how to measure Executive Function in childhood and across the lifespan and show effective ways to support its healthy development.

Key Course Take-Aways:

  • Understand and discuss the influence of experience on brain development and behavior.
  • Define and discuss Executive Function and its development in childhood.
  • Understand how Executive Function is measured in early childhood.
  • Understand why Executive Function is important for learning, school, and life success.
  • Understand how Executive Function is measured in early childhood.
  • Identify ways to promote the healthy development of Executive Function.

If you are looking for more information about Executive Function, check out the links in the menu to learn more about how Executive Function works for Teachers, Parents, School Districts, or Clinical Researchers.

Individual Memberships

Introduction to Executive Function: $149


  • Unlimited access to the Introduction to Executive Function online Professional Development Course for one individual for one year.