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The Importance of Play

2 Hours in Curriculum Development

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This training is designed to teach participants how children learn through play and active involvement with their environment. This training is based on information on pages 41-47, 59-61, 69-70, 111-116, and 160-162 in the Child Care Center Licensing Guidebook, 2nd ed. (2006). DEL-LC 2001 (x) 10/06.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know what toys and materials help children learn through play

  • Understand what children learn in different play areas of the classroom

  • Understand the ways in which play is children’s work

  • Know the stages of play as children grow older

  • Know how to help children learn through play



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