In partnership with Sacred Heart Preschool and Thrive Parent and Teacher Consultants, Bernheim’s Children at Play Network will present an in-depth series comprised of three sessions designed to assist you put play into your practice. All three events are ECE-TRIS approved for professional development for early learning educators.
Session 1: Observe & Play, October 30, 12-4 p.m. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
Observe and understand play in real time at Bernheim’s Playcosystem, our new natural playground, during a free play day that will allow you to develop your observation skills and then actually put them into practice.
Session 2: Communities of Practice, November 9 and Nov. 30, 6-8 p.m., Sacred Heart Preschool
With the help of a trainer/facilitator, you will work in small groups to apply what you’re learned to your own setting. You will develop a supportive community of play advocates you can rely on as you build your play program.
Session 3: Share and Celebrate, January 10, 6-8 p.m., Sacred Heart Ursuline Arts Center
You will have the opportunity to share your hard work to the rest of your new play colleagues, check out what everyone else has been up to, and connect with the regional community of play advocates. This event will culminate in a panel discussion and Q&A.
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