Risky Play Encore - Online Workshop (6 PD Hours)

Risky Play Encore – Online Workshop

Participants will “dive into” the hot topic of risky play.


March 25th – April 7th, 2021

 This workshop is equivalent to a full day workshop, or six hours of professional development.

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.”



Risky Play Encore (2 weeks)


Many early years professionals struggle with how to allow, facilitate, encourage, and/or limit risky play; and how to collaborate with children and adults so that everyone’s needs are respected.


This workshop will explore:

  • the concept of risky play and the relationship to child development;
  • playground safety standards and injury prevention;
  • hurdles, challenges, and opportunities; and
  • emerging research on the link between risky play and children’s health and well-being.



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 March 5th, 2021. No refund will be given for cancellation or non-attendance after March 5th, 2021. Refunds do not include any service fees.

Please contact AECENS prior to March 11th, 2021 if you cannot attend and would like another person to attend in your place.


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