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 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, support school readiness and socioemotional competence, and more generally, serve as a foundation for effective learning and adaptation across a wide range of situations. This course will review what is known about Executive Function and why there is currently so much interest in it among educators, parents, mental health professionals, economists, and policy makers; how Executive Function is tied to the brain, and how both develop as function of experience; how to measure Executive Function in childhood and across the lifespan; and, effective ways to support its healthy development.

Key Take-Aways:

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

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.