June 12, 2019

Registration Deadline Jun 7 by 5:00 PM Central Time


Type: Community-Based

Content Area: 
  • Learning Environment & Curriculum
CDA Subject Area: 
  • 2 - Physical and Intellectual Competence
  • Center Based
  • Coaches & Trainers
  • Early Childhood Mental Health Professionals
  • Family Child Care Professionals
  • Preschool Teachers
  • School Age Care

Geographic Location: Central

KDHE Approved: Yes

Hours: 2 KDHE Approved Clock Hours (6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

Cost: FREE! (Pre-registration required)


The exact location of the training will be emailed to those registered two days prior to the training event.


Please call the KCCTO office at 800-277-3578 or 532-7197 with questions. This training was originally scheduled for Manhattan and was changed to Junction City.  Please note the change.  Exact location of the training will be emailed two days before the training date.  Thank you!

Research tells us that young children learn best from activities that are embedded into play and rountines.  However, in a time of increased emphasis on "school readiness", play in early childhood settings is more and more pushed to the side and replaced with "academic" activities such as worksheets that focus on the ABC's and 123's.  But did you know that Cognitive Development--the development of our thinking skills--involves so much more than these pre-academic skills?  And that ALL cognitive skills, including these pre-academic skills, are best learned through play?  This session will introduce participants to the varied thinking skills that are necessary for infant, toddler, and preschool development, as well as ways that these skills can be facilitated through PLAY!  Come for an interactive, hands-on learning opportunity that will get you thinking!


Community Based In-Person Training Registration