The Importance of Play: Play vs Play Based Curriculum
This three hour, face to face, interactive training will look at the importance of play and how play experiences support children’s development. We will take a look at the theorists that support play based curriculum and why. Participants will reflect on their own childhood and analyze how play has changed. Educators will be introduced to open-ended materials or loose parts. Loose parts enrich children’s ability to think creatively and imaginatively and they bring a sense of adventure and excitement to children’s play. Through the lens of open-ended materials, we will look at the teaching and learning process and ask questions from the perspective of the child and the adult educator.
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 10th, 2018; 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: ECCLC, 2850 McClelland Dr., Ste. 3400, Fort Collins 80525
Fee: $25 ($15 before 4/04/18)
Training Hours: 3 (Teaching Practices)

Register with the Early Childhood Council online or email a completed registration form to Valerie at [email protected]