Focusing on Play - Online Workshop (6 PD Hours)

Focusing on Play – Online Workshop


November 5th – 18th, 2020

6 Professional Development Hours

What participants say about this workshop:

“The pace is perfect for me. It is the best way to learn as I can use my time effectively and access the materials as many times as I need it.”

“Hearing from the professionals as well as seeing different children’s play experiences from all over the world was great to see and take in.”

“Being able to flex it around my schedule was fantastic and so important as I have very little free time.”



Focusing on Play
November 5th – 18th, 2020


Focusing on Play (2 weeks)


  • The Value of Play for Learning and Development
  • The Role of Play in Self Regulation
  • Setting up Play Environments
  • Risky, Active and Outdoor Play



In the Science of Early Childhood Development (SECD) professional development workshops, participants access multimedia content and “meet” each other in online discussion groups, over the course of two weeks. During the workshop period, participants choose the times and locations most suitable for them. There are weekly expectations to work through the engaging, interactive material – making it convenient, flexible, and ideal for people who cannot attend a face-to-face session for a wide variety of reasons. A facilitator oversees each workshop by welcoming, orienting, and guiding participants. Participants explore websites; do short readings; watch videos of experts, children and programs; and play interactive review games. Ultimately, by exploring the engaging content and then sharing ideas and reflecting with other participants in the online learning community participants can enhance their work with children and families.

Please note: Participants should have a reliable internet connection and be comfortable reading and writing in English.


50% refunds will be given if written notice is provided to the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Nova Scotia by October 15th, 2020.   No refund will be given for cancellation or non-attendance after October 15th, 2020.  Refunds do not include any service fees.

Please contact AECENS prior to October 23rd, 2020 if you cannot attend and would like another person to attend in your place.

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