Where in Seven Corners?

Play Based Learning

Presented by: Jennifer Reynolds and Peggy Ashbrook

Play is the heart of early childhood years. Through research, educators know more about Play now than ever before, including how play supports children’s self-regulation skills. This series will explore ways to support evidence-based teacher practices for providing an environment and materials which encourage play. Find your joy and join in the discovery of play.

Series Registration

Includes BOTH workshops

The hands-on experience provided for participants will link the theory of constructivism to play in the 2-5-year-old classroom.  The play experience will define “play” and will build on the participant’s prior knowledge of using loose parts in their classroom environment. Play Coaches will share ways of thinking about classroom materials that are sustainable and construct a conservation ethic. Discussions will support participants in finding materials for their programs. For further development for Play advocates, a resource list and current research in play will be shared.


In the first session, participants will experience creativity and self-expression through play and develop their reflective practice. Participants from the first session may put their experience into practice in their programs and share their experience with the Play Coaches. Those that take both sessions in the series will be invited to take on a leadership role and share their learning with peers in the second session, building on their experience. The attendance in the first session is not required to attend the second.

Saturday September 16, 2017
9 a.m.-12 p.m.


Saturday January 20, 2018
9 a.m.-12 p.m.


Have questions or comments about the material you learned in your workshop? Please leave your comments, experiences in the classroom, or feedback for other participants to see!