Who may enroll in the Brain Train?
Anyone who has a child under 5 years old
and who is not already enrolled in
Community Partners, DCS, or Healthy Families
What can families expect?
  • Learn simple, age-appropriate brain development activities
  • Discover opportunities to become in tune with children
  • Learn realistic expectations of stages of child development
  • Build confidence in parenting skills
  • Learn ways to reduce stress at home
  • Learn and practice ways to nurture school readiness

"Parents are the best and first

nurturers and teachers of their children."

The Brain Train provides a family-friendly, supportive play environment to promote healthy brain development in children up to age five.  

The Brain Train provides families with knowledge and skills to enhance their infant or young child's healthy growth and development. Through experienced Family Coordinators, parents learn positive ways to interact with their children and how to use the resources available.
The Brain Train has three rooms designed to meet the needs of every family through the age of five.
  • Ages zero to 12 months
  • Ages 13 months to 2 1/2 years
  • Ages 2 1/2 years to 5 years
Early childhood intervention services like The Brain Train are key to identifying developmental delays in infants and young children. These interventions can minimize long-term effects and negative occurrences of stressful environments on a child's brain. The Brain Train's experienced Family Coordinators show parents ways to track their children's development to identify possible delays early on and help them address them immediately. 

Monday-Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm
Friday 10:00am-3:00pm
O.C. Carmichael Jr. Youth Center
502 E. Sample St.
South Bend, IN 46601
Courtney Carroll, Program Manager