Part 2: Play at the Center of the Curriculum
Moderator: Mary Jane Maguire-Fong
Panelists: Marie Jones and Elizabeth Crocker
June 15, 2022
Within everyday experiences in play, young children build concepts that are foundational in providing a strong base for all future learning. This session explores how teachers and providers place play at the center of early childhood curriculum. We will explore how to: design play spaces as environments for learning; invite children’s playful participation during the daily routines; and support children’s play with others, especially when conflicts arise. Teaching and learning through play require time for reflection, collaboration, and thoughtful planning. This session invites us to explore the time, resources, and support teachers and providers need to thoughtfully observe, document, and interpret children’s play.