Babies and Toddlers learn through discovery. As they explore the world around them, they make connections and create understandings. Sometimes during this process they do things that drive us crazy (such as pulling all of the blocks off the shelf or tipping out baskets of toys or throwing things!) By understanding and facilitating discovery play in meaningful and authentic ways, we provide under 3s with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge and make sense of the world. In this session, attendees will learn about schemas–what are they, why are they important, and how do I plan with them in mind? We will also explore the concept of treasure baskets and heuristic play, as well as the importance of sensory play for infants and toddlers. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the way in which infants and toddlers play, and practical strategies and ideas for supporting that play in their program and environments.
Discuss why schema are important and the developmental impact on children
Gain practical strategies and tools for reflecting on their work with children
Discuss other types of discovery play, including sensory play and art with babies and toddlers
Alabama | Learning Experiences And Enrichment / Child Development
Illinois | Curriculum Or Program Design
Michigan | Teaching And Learning
Missouri | Learning Environment And Curriculum
Nebraska | Planning Learning Experiences And Curriculum
Oklahoma | Learning Environments And Curriculum
South Dakota | Learning Environments
Wisconsin | Learning Experiences, Strategies, And Curriculum
CDA | Advancing Children’s Physical And Intellectual Development
Beginner / Intermediate
Family Child Care Providers
Child Care Center Teachers
Child Care Center Directors
Head Start Administrators
Early Head Start Teachers
Service Coordination Staff
Technical Assistance Specialists
Age Group Focus
Infants (birth to 12 months)
Toddlers (12 months to 36 months)
National Administrator Credential Approved
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There are too many organizations overseeing approval of early learning professional development for us to keep track of, but we know our trainings are accepted as follows:
Alberta | We have been informed that Alberta does not have a pre-approval process and that our certificates contain the required information to be accepted as in-service training.
British Columbia | Explorations Early Learning was told that in BC, “professional development is assessed on a case by case basis after the workshop has been completed, and the certificate has been received.” Our certificates contain all the information required for approval, and our sessions cover topics that are traditionally approved.
We have not yet had time to dig into approval requirements for in-service trainings in any Australian states. It’s on the to-do list.
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