Play is one of the most important activities for young children. Children learn through play, they are able to develop cognitive, language, physical, and social skills. Children practice and extend learning through play experiences and develop executive functions and prosocial behaviors. It is important for caregivers to understand the profound effects of play on child development and ways they can support play in their classrooms. When caregivers provide children opportunities for meaningful play, they are creating situations where children develop naturally. This 3-hour Zoom training course is designed to identify the role of play in the child care setting and provide ways that caregivers can support play.
No prerequisites are required for the completion of this course.