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Infant & Toddler Best Practice - Encouraging Learning Through Heuristic Play


Event Description

Come and explore new ways to enhance and support infant and toddler development through learning and play. In this session participants will have a firsthand look at heuristic play materials and how to set up these creative play opportunities and environments. Heuristic materials are natural materials, and are common "everyday" items that lends itself to creativity, multiple uses and supports experimentation, problem solving, and developmental skills in a fun and inviting way.


Sessions / Training Location Info


Session Being Hosted At:
Mayfield Library - 500 SOM Center Road Mayfield Village Cuyahoga (directions)

Instructor(s)

Laura Amato

Event Information

Contact Hours 2.50
Training approved for OA-L1
Registration deadline Feb 14, 2019
Number of open seats 8
Event Owner Starting Point
Sponsor Phone (216) 575-0061

Topic Areas

Target Audience Classroom Staff / Teacher,Program Administrator,Family Child Care
Age Groups related to content Infants,Toddlers
Core Knowledge Area N/A
Child Development Associate Area To advance physical and intellectual competence
Early Learning and Development Standards Social-Emotional Development
Approaches Toward Learning
Physical Well-Being and Motor Development
Cognitive Development and General Knowledge
Language and Literacy Development
Assessment Type Reflection
Small group activity
Individual activity

Objectives

Objective: Define heuristic play.
 
Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies *REVISED*
 
Area: Child Growth and Development
 
Subgroup: Appropriate Environments and Experiences
 
Competency: 1.4 Identifies the elements of play as the primary method of instruction for supporting children's exploration and learning.
Objective:

Describe how Heuristic Play can increase the development of creativity in young children and advance learning opportunities.

 
Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies *REVISED*
 
Area: Learning Environments and Experiences
 
Subgroup: Learning Experiences
 
Competency: 1.4 Supports and encourages children's participation in a variety of learning experiences that foster curiosity, thinking and problem-solving.
Objective:

List 5 strategies for including Heuristic Play into the curriculum.

 
Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies *REVISED*
 
Area: Learning Environments and Experiences
 
Subgroup: Learning Experiences
 
Competency: 1.4 Supports and encourages children's participation in a variety of learning experiences that foster curiosity, thinking and problem-solving.

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