Power of Play and Group Management

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Join our two-day virtual interactive workshop teaches proven strategies to prevent and redirect challenging behavior, foster a stronger sense of engagement, develop social/emotional skills and enhance opportunities for physical activity.

Taught by professional Playworks trainers, each workshop in the series draws on various learning styles and builds on core principles of child development. The program’s workshops include:

The Power of Play—This workshop introduces the importance of play and lays the foundation for creating a safe, healthy, and respectful environment for children. It also includes a discussion of the various barriers to play that children may face and how to overcome those barriers. Attendees will learn and play several games that illustrate Playworks core values of inclusion, respect, healthy play and healthy community.

Group Management 1: Proactive Strategies—Here we explore five key group management strategies that adults can use to set children up for successful group behavior.

Playworks and the Indiana Department of Health are proud to offer this training to Early Childhood Educators at no cost. While attendance is free, participants must register and attend both days. Materials will be mailed to you after registration. Attendees will receive a clock hour certificate documenting attendance and content covered.

Event Time: Tuesday April 19th 5:45-8:15pm EST AND Thursday April 21st 5:45-8:15 EST.

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Disclaimer: This is a live, interactive, discussion-based training! Please make sure that you are able to attend and actively participate in both sessions. If you have any questions please reach out to abigail.roach@playworks.org.

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