Play Leadership Essentials Workshops

  1. Updates

Our two-day virtual interactive workshop teaches proven strategies to foster a stronger sense of engagement, develop social and 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:

  1. 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 children may face and how to overcome those barriers.
  2. 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
  3. Effective Game Facilitation: This workshop is designed to increase participants’ ability to facilitate our games. In addition, we impart the Playworks methodology for transitioning between activities and building cooperation among children. (Not included in November)
  4. Indoor Play Design: This workshop teaches participants indoor games to keep groups to keep kids physically active throughout the day, even on days when it’s not possible to get outdoors. (Not included in November)

Play Leadership Essentials
January 23 and 25
12:00-5:00 PM via Zoom


Power of Play and Group Management
November 13 and 15
5:00-7:30 PM via Zoom



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 plan to attend both days. Materials will be mailed to each participant after registration and all attendees will be entered to win a mini play kit with all the equipment necessary to support Playworks games. Attendees will receive a clock hour certificate documenting attendance and content covered.

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