Through exploration and wonder, play happens within everyday experiences. Learn the elements of play in children’s actions from birth that are often considered the “work” of early learners. Discuss types and elements of play that support learning in both family child care and center-based programs. Examine the importance of recognizing children’s interests to foster growth and development. Delve into play environment and materials.
This course is appropriate for all early care and education professionals who care for infants and toddlers in both family child care and center-based programs.