A Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of people who “share a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly” (Eitenne Wenger). The idea behind a CoP is that through the process of sharing experiences and knowledge with others, we enable dialogue among members and begin to explore new possibilities and new ways of doing something.
Play Matters: The Importance of Play for Learning and Well-Being
Let’s Play – Everyday and Everywhere
Do you believe in the power of play? Do you value play? Are you seeking experiential learning through play?
Join us to experience a variety of ways to play. Together we will engage in collaborative dialogue, discussion, and critical reflection on our current practices. All with the hopes of finding deeper meaning in our work. Play is crucial in the lives of children and also our lives as adults. Spend time with us exploring the power of play through many different mediums like storytelling walks, being outdoors, utilizing loose parts, messy play, and more!
This Community of Practice is for anyone working with children who is looking for new ways to inspire learning and create a community within early childhood education.
Presenters: Tamara Jacobs, Training Assistant and Tennille Baboth, Community Connector Child Care Options CCRR
3 Mondays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm: April 3, May 1 & 29 and
2 Saturdays, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm: April 15, June 24
Cost: $ 40.00 includes:
Light meal at each session
3 books – the BC Early Learning Framework, Play Today and Let’s Play
ECEBC Code of Ethics
17.5 hours of professional development
This initiative is funded through the Canada-British Columbia Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia, in partnership with the Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre (WCCRC), the agency responsible for administering the funds.