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Location: Essex

Training Type: In Person

Total Hours: 6

Cost: $ 90

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Sue Corron
(802) 863-3367

Play and Emergent Curriculum Sylvia Kennedy-Godin

Special Topics:
Sponsor: Child Care Resource
Instructor: Dr. Robin Ploof, PhD

Play is closely connected to both learning and development. Play allows children to make meaning of the world and supports all developmental domains. Yet the research shows there is an alarming trend of play disappearing from preschool classrooms. In this session, we will investigate our own beliefs and practices around play. Emergent curriculum can be used as a tool to enable play and learning through observation and scaffolding of children’s ideas and thinking. We will explore some of the foundational principles of emergent curriculum including: observational practices, documentation, including parents as partners, making connections with the community and building on children’s interests. We will also practice using webbing tools, and work on strategies to turn a child’s idea into a curriculum project.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Family & Community Partnerships
  • Observation & Assessment
  • Curriculum & Learning Environments
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
  • School-Age
  • Program Directors/Managers
Session Dates
Session Times
September 28, 2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Additional Information

Training is held at Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Rd, Essex Junction. Includes breakfast and a half hour lunch. Registration and breakfast begins at 8:30. Register online at: https://www.childcareresource.org/for-providers/professional-development-opportunities/ or call 802-863-3367.