Developmental Program Planning, Curriculum & Pedagogy

Investigating the Theories of Play and the Principles of Playwork - Workshop Series Session One: Theories of Play

Playwork and the term Playworker are commonly used terms in the United Kingdom and in many parts of the world, and is rapidly spreading throughout North America. In the UK, Playworkers work with children and young people from 4-16 years in school-age programs, holiday programs, adventure playgrounds, on playbus’ and as play rangers. Playwork has evolved since post war Britain and is a profession in its own right. Although it shares some aspects of early and learning and child care, it has philosophies, principles, and practices unique to Playwork. 

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: October 24, 2017

Available Spaces: 54

NEW VENUE - Supporting Unstructured Outdoor Play in Early Years Settings

With Internationally Acclaimed Angela Hanscom, Author of Balanced and Barefoot

Workshop Opening and Keynote Presentation: The Decline of Play Outdoors – And the Rise in Sensory Issues

As we continue to decrease children’s time and space to move and play outdoors, we are seeing a simultaneous rise in the number of children that are presenting with sensory and motor deficits. At the same time, classroom teachers are observing more and more children having trouble with attention, falling out of their seats in school, increased clumsiness, and even aggressiveness with games like tag on the playground. 

Prices:
  • Without Book (C$80.00)
  • With Book (C$125.00)

Date: October 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 16

Toronto Venue - Speaking the Languages of School Age Children: Part 3 - Utilizing Shared Spaces in School Age Programs


Are you ‘living out of a cart’ and trying to provide sufficient, appropriate materials to enhance the play experiences that you offer to the young people in your school age program?

Price: Workshop Registration C$55.00

Date: November 8, 2017

Available Spaces: 97

Investigating the Theories of Play and the Principles of Playwork - Workshop Series Session Two: Removing the Barriers to Play

Playwork and the term Playworker are commonly used terms in the United Kingdom and in many parts of the world, and is rapidly spreading throughout North America. In the UK, Playworkers work with children and young people from 4-16 years in school-age programs, holiday programs, adventure playgrounds, on playbus’ and as play rangers. Playwork has evolved since post war Britain and is a profession in its own right. Although it shares some aspects of early and learning and child care, it has philosophies, principles, and practices unique to Playwork.

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: November 9, 2017

Available Spaces: 68

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