Playworks - Play Leadership Essentials for Early Childhood

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Playworks - Play Leadership Essentials for Early Childhood

Join Playworks for two days of virtual learning for early childhood educators.

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Play Leadership Essentials

Our 2-day interactive workshop teaches proven strategies to prevent and redirect challenging behavior, foster a stronger sense of engagement, develop social/emotional skills and enhance opportunities for physical activity. Taught by professional Playworks trainers, each workshop in the series draws on various learning styles and builds on core principles of child development. The program’s workshops include:

1. The Power of Play—This workshop introduces the importance of play and lays the foundation for creating a safe, healthy, and respectful environment for children. It also includes a discussion of the various barriers children may face and how to overcome those barriers.

2. Group Management 1: Proactive Strategies—Here we explore five key group management strategies that adults can use to set children up for successful group behavior.

3. Effective Game Facilitation—This workshop is designed to increase participants' ability to facilitate our games - including adaptations for social distancing. In addition, we impart the Playworks methodology for transitioning between activities and building cooperation among children.

4. Indoor Play Design—This workshop teaches participants indoor games to safely play in the classroom, how to map socially distant play spaces, and how to create an action plan to keep students physically active.

Typically $150 per person, this training is offered at NO COST to participants through a partnership with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH). Registration is required and we ask that participants attend both days.  Each day begins at 9:00am and concludes at 3:00pm and will include a one-hour lunch break. 

This training is designed for early childhood educators and leaders and registration priority will be given to those in the Jeffersonville, IN area. Attendees will be provided with a clock hour certificate indicating the aligned Core Knowledge and Competency (CKC) and the number of professional development hours attended.

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