This is the second of three webinars presented by Dr. Dawne Clark of the Early Years Physical Literacy Research Team to provide an overview of selected modules from the online Child and Youth Brain Development course. These materials are shared with permission from The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative.


  • Toxic Stress affects the developing brain
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)  can cause physical and mental concerns throughout life
  • Recognizing stress in young children using a colour zone model
  • Using patterned, predictable and consistent care to reduce stress for children in centre playrooms

Active for LIfe’s Early Childhood Education page is intended to help parents and educators understand the importance of developing physical literacy during the early years. Check back often to see the new articles and resources as they are added.



Part 1: 

Part 2: 

Part 3:


View other webinars in the Early Brain Development series: