Brain Series event

Image of child sleeping with text How sleep affects your child's brain development.

Bates Technical College’s Child Studies Department presents 22nd Annual Brain Series

How sleep affects your child’s brain development

Thursday, April 25, 7-9 p.m., South Campus Auditorium, 2201 S. 78th Street, Tacoma

Free and open to the public!

When children get adequate sleep, they grow strong and healthy. But do you know how critical sleep is for a young child’s brain development? Join science educator jenny l. williamson, Center for Innovation in Sleep Self-Management at the University of Washington, for a special presentation at this year’s Brain Series.

With a focus on young children, jenny will present the importance of sleep for both you and your child. Use evidence-based research to discover how sleep is a serious need for optimal brain development and functioning. Find out how sleep hygiene and sleep deprivation affect us both physically and mentally. Explore typical child sleep disorders, and learn how our sleep needs change during our lifespan.

Meet the Speaker

jenny l. williamson MA, has been a science educator for more than 35 years. For a decade, she taught informal science education at schools across the state for the Pacific Science Center. She is a part of a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and educators at the University of Washington whose focus is to decode neuroscience developments to various professionals and the community. A project director for the How Do I Learn grant, jenny holds a Bachelor’s Degree in zoology, and a Master’s Degree in education.

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