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School Age Series 2 - Session Two: Removing the Barriers to Play


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In session two of the Playwork series, participants will be introduced - in a playful way - to some of the underpinning theories of Playwork. These will include flexible environments, intervention strategies to facilitate the play process, and responding to children’s play cues to support free play and to remove 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.

Play is seen as a process, not a product. Does that sound familiar? And one of the roles of a Playworker is to enrich the environment to provide ‘playable spaces’ for children, restoring play and lost experiences.

Playwork practice aligns very nicely with How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years. So if this excites you and you would like to find out more about Playwork, and how to include these practices within your program, please join the ECCDC’s Early Learning and Program Consultant Ginette Wilson for lively, engaging discussion and hands-on experiences.

*Registration includes all materials and nutrition break

Price: C$45.00

Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM

Date: October 25, 2018

ECCDC Conference Room
3340 Schmon Parkway
Thorold, Ontario
L2V 4Y6
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