Join Presenter Katy Smith as she facilitates this Parent AWARE approved training on Purposeful Play. The whole world seems to be shining a spotlight on early childood settings looking for proof that the investment has been a good one. Practitioners are wondering about the role of play and how to articulate how important it is to children. This course will give you a narrative steeped in research to share with colleagues, parents, and policy mankers as you advocate for play.
This workshop is co-sponsored by Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) & Southwest West Central Service Cooperative (SWWC).
Katy Smith is a licensed parent educator at Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) in Winona, Minnesota. Katy has two undergraduate degrees in social work and in parent education from Winona State University. She has a master's degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse and a master's degree in Early Childhood Public Policy and Advocacy from Walden University. Katy and her husband, Matt, live in Winona, where they raised three daughters. Katy is the 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, the first early childhood educator in Minnesota and the first parent educator nationally to be honored with the award.
Continuing credits available
Registration Deadline: January 9, 2017