The Need for Unstructured Play
Date(s) - May 26, 2018
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Children’s time today is more structured than it has ever been at any other point in modern history. Is much of the dramatic play you are seeing about enacting media characters? How have we gotten to this place? What are we losing in human growth and development by not giving both time and value to unstructured play? What sorts of experiences facilitate children directing their own investigations and conclusions? Come and explore answers to these questions and what can we do about it.
• Discuss why we need many unstructured play opportunities to grow and
• Recognize we need to observe children to identify ways in which we can
facilitate deeply engaging self-directed play.
• Identify opportunities for children to create and pose solutions to their own
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Suitable for parents, students, adult instructors/administrators, novice, intermediate and experienced early learning child care professionals working with infant/toddlers, preschool and school-age children, including children with extra support needs.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
ECE $75 | FCC $55 Material's fee included.
Registration Contact Email
Registration Contact Phone Number
604-709-5661 ext. 221
Bring a bag lunch (½ hour lunch)
An Educator and Artist for over 25 years, Orah Chaye has instructed ECE, implemented appreciative inquiry curriculum in numerous settings, and worked extensively in Aboriginal, Refugee, and Immigrant Populations. She has a particular interest in early human brain development, and its correlation to early attachment. She is well known for her unique and creative programming with young children.
Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre