ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Research has shown that the first years of a child’s life set the stage for all future growth. In the earliest years of life, especially from pregnancy to age three, babies need nutrition, protection and stimulation for healthy brain development. According to the World Health Organization via their website, recent advances in neuroscience provide new evidence about a baby’s brain development during this time. As a result, we know that in their earliest years, babies’ brains form new connections at an astounding rate – according to Harvard University’s Centre on the Developing Child more than 1 million every single second – a pace never repeated again.
In the brain-building process, neural connections are shaped by genes and life experiences – namely good nutrition, protection and stimulation from talk, play and responsive attention from caregivers. This combination of nature and nurture establishes the foundation of a child’s future.
Often, the most disadvantaged children are least likely to have access to the essential ingredients for healthy development. For example, frequent or prolonged exposure to extreme stress – such as neglect and abuse – can trigger biological response systems that, without the buffer of a protective adult, create toxic stress, a response that can interfere with brain development. As the child grows, toxic stress can portend physical, mental and behavioural problems in adulthood.
On this note, MyDreamConnect in an attempt to address the issue of national development and youth development through child care and development has put together THE AMAZING CAREGIVER Program to support the work and emotional well-being of caregivers (i.e. Teachers & Parents). The program is a 6 weeks online program that will run on various platforms.
COST OF TRAINING:
N1,000.00 per week/N5,000.00 for 6 weeks
YETUNDE MACAULAY is a student of life, award-winning active citizen, entrepreneur and certified administrator who considers herself a social entrepreneur with great love for young innovators; she currently works as Youth Life Skills Development Specialist encouraging young people to create, and support them with life, business and ICT skills required to grow and sustain their creations. Over the years, she has acquired skills (and earned certificates) to serve others in areas of Administration, Emotional Intelligence, Digital Media/Internet Marketing and Business Development.
Yetunde teaches life/leadership and business related skills to youths. She believes that people’s ability to create things has a very vital role to play in the development of any entity for social & economic transformation to happen, hence the creation of MyDreamConnect to provide opportunities for young people to develop skills and thrive in their lives. Yetunde is a doer with 100% passion for human life development; her courage, determination and life experiences have inspired and helped countless listeners to take action in life. She has attended several courses and earned various certificates to build capacity as a Life coach and business consultant. She’s a product of prestigious academies, including Lagos State University, Pan-Atlantic University, Daystar Leadership Academy, Daystar Business Academy, JCI Leadership Academy, LEAP Africa, WIMBIZ and a Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur.
Yetunde is a Spirit-filled Melancholy. She is creative, multi-talented and has special interest in working with teens to ensure they build character and skills required for positive personal growth and national development.
Yetunde is the Founder & Lead Trainer at MyDreamConnect, her work is promoting SDG 4 and SDG 17.