9:00am-12:00pmHalf-Day Workshop – Crystal Ballroom
Developmentally Appropriate Practice and Playful Learning
Tarima Levine, MSEd, Director of Content Development & Davia Brown-Franklyn, MS, Senior Director of Partnerships, Bank Street College of Education, NY
There is a plethora of research that highlights the importance of play for young children. Recently this research has included the connection between playful experiences and brain development, making the need to provide playful learning experiences for children paramount. Thus, teachers can intentionally support children’s growth and development by integrating rich opportunities for play into their daily classroom routines and curriculum. Through the use of video, readings and hands-on experiences, participants will reflect on their current practice and begin to think about next steps for their classrooms.