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Block Play Builds Bodies and Minds: A Day of Professional Learning for the Early Years

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Facilitator(s): Cindy Green
Date:November 25, 2019
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 20-EL-028

About this learning opportunity

Join early learning educators in this full-day extravaganza that will showcase the indoor and outdoor environment as the third teacher, featuring blocks, blocks and more blocks! We will marvel in and with the affordances of many types of blocks, accessories and loose parts and how they provoke and support playful learning in all domains and curriculum areas. This session will invite teachers to think about blocks from an historical perspective that highlights why blocks are still an integral component in all early learning programs and classrooms today. We will think about theory, engage in playful exploration ourselves and spend time formulating a plan of how to bring a greater emphasis on block play back to the children.

Sponsored by:

Louise Kool & Galt (LKG) has been enhancing learning environments with high quality furnishings and materials across Canada since 1963. That’s over half a century! Whether you are setting up a new centre or transforming your space, Louise Kool helps you create inspired learning environments. We carefully select innovative and natural products guided by Reggio and Montessori principals and the latest education best practice. Whether in standalone centres, school classrooms or extended kindergarten we have an unmatched track record of supporting quality early years care and education across Canada.

This session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.

About the facilitator(s)

Cindy Green, BSc., RECE is a registered early childhood educator who has been an active member of the early learning community for many decades. She taught in the ECE, Resource Teacher and Inclusion Practices Programs at Seneca College, School of Early Childhood Education and was devoted to working closely with the community during her tenure there. She sat on various committees advocating for children, their families, educators and the profession in general. In her current role as an early learning consultant, Cindy’s passion and enthusiasm about learning through emergent, playful and nature-based inquiry keep her busy facilitating numerous professional learning sessions for teachers and families.

Cindy presents locally, nationally and internationally independently or together with Dr. Diane Kashin, her colleague and critical friend. She sometimes is invited as a guest author on Diane’s blog