Essentials for Childhood is working with the Bezos Family Foundation to support programs and initiatives that are working to foster healthy and resilient families. Brain science tells us that the first five years of a child's life are critical to brain development and tied to experiences with their caregiver.
Essentials is building a statewide network of partners to embed Vroom into their programs and initiatives. Learn more about Vroom (PDF).
What are the principles behind Vroom?
Webinars and online trainings featuring Vroom
Brain Building Basics with Vroom introduces Vroom and shares how you can incorporate brain science and Vroom into your work. The intended audience is partners and providers that work with families of small children.
The webinar includes three short videos that do not appear in the recording. Pause the webinar and watch each video at these links when you reach them:
Early Relational Health in the Primary Care Office Visit is a free, virtual self-paced course designed for pediatric medical providers. Learn from Dr. Aaron Grigg, MD, FAAP about Vroom and other resources that are available for parents and caregivers to engage with their young children in ways that enhance brain development. Providers can earn continuing medical education for completing this course.
Brain Building Moments with Vroom for early learning providers shows how early learning providers can use Vroom to promote brain development among the children in their care. This was developed and is hosted by the Snohomish Health Department. The course providers 1.0 STARS Credit hours for eligible Washington State early learning providers.
Making the Most of Child Development Supports introduces “Help Me Grow,” “Learn the Signs. Act Early,” and “Vroom” and shows how they fit together to promote healthy child development and help lay the foundation for lifelong health and well-being This webinar was hosted by the Washington State Department of Health and Help Me Grow Washington in partnership with Best Starts for Kids - King County and Help Me Grow - Pierce County. Read responses to questions asked in the webinar chat (PDF).
Learn more about brain science and early child development
- University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain Science (I-LABS) Training Modules
Each module in the library takes an in-depth look at a unique topic in the science of child development.
- Center of the Developing Child at Harvard University
How can I get involved?
Email us with your questions or for more information.