What began as just an idea to improve early childhood brain development has developed into a scalable program that is helping parents truly understand the long-term health impacts of interacting with their infants and supporting development of their healthy brains.

The program, created by Dr. Quianta Moore and initially supported with a $1.1 million grant from EHF, has grown from a 2017 pilot project in Houston to the Brain Builders Parenting Class — a fully-developed, six-week interactive education program that’s empowering parents with simple brain science to help build the foundation for their child’s healthy life.
In addition to the class, the project has trained more than 1,000 facilitators across Texas in early childhood brain development to help expand the class to more communities.
“EHF has taken the lead, set the stage, and is providing the investment in this work,” Moore said. “From the beginning, I thought, ‘Wow, we could really do this. We can have a serious impact on children’s lives.’”

Watch the video above to hear parents tell stories about the program’s impact on their young children and themselves, and click here to learn more about the Brain Builders Parenting Class.