Play and the Developing Brain in Early Childhood Education

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This online course provides a contemporary, research-based perspective of learning through play in early childhood settings, and how this supports optimal brain development and executive function skills.

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Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Online
Starting at $527.00
As few as 8 weeks
4.5

What you can learn.

  • Create high-quality, cognitive and social learning through play experiences
  • Learn the latest research on play and brain development
  • Learn to articulate the benefits of play-based learning
  • Enhance executive function skills and intellectual development in your classroom
  • Understand the neurological connections between relationships and brain development
  • Evaluate development by observing play

About this course:

This online course provides a contemporary, research-based perspective on learning and inquiry through play in early childhood settings and explains how play supports optimal brain development. Students learn about historical and contemporary perspectives of the critical role of play in early learning and development. Students explore play as an optimal medium for social and cognitive learning, executive function skills, and brain development in the context of current developmental theory. Emphasis is placed on practical strategies for creating play-based learning environments, hands-on experiences, and multi-cultural inclusiveness. Students observe, document, and explore ways to integrate play throughout the curriculum. Observations of young children are required.

Fall 2021 Schedule

Date & Time
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Instructor: Kate Riedell
382811
Fee:
$527.00
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ENROLL BY: Oct 18, 2021
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Notes
Internet access required. Materials required. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 22, 2021
Course Requirements
Play at the Center of the Curriculum

Winter 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
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This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens November 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Kristin Sherman
384041
Fee:
$527.00
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Notes
Internet access required. Materials required. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 14, 2022
Course Requirements
Play and the Developing Brain in Early Childhood Education
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens November 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Kate Riedell
384042
Fee:
$527.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes
Internet access required. Materials required. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 28, 2022
Course Requirements
Play at the Center of the Curriculum

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