Facilitating Play Program
Save the Week: June 22-26, 2014
Sarah Lawrence College—a leader in child development and early childhood education—offers a program on the overarching importance of play in the life of the child. Participants explore uses of play in learning and therapeutic contexts as well as approaches to serving as a "playworker" in a range of settings, including outdoor parks, children’s museums, and hospitals. Sessions on campus are complemented by field observations of children at play.
The program is designed for professionals and graduate students who serve as:
- Social workers
- Early childhood educators
- Play therapists
- Child-life specialists in hospitals
- "Playworkers" in outdoor parks, playgrounds, and children’s museums
- Specialists in other areas of child development and education
Organized around the developmental importance of play, this summer intensive features:
- Lectures, discussions, case studies, hands-on seminars, and field-based observations
- An interdisciplinary approach to play
- Multiple perspectives offered by faculty and practitioners
Registration, Fees, and Deadlines
To register for the program, please click here.
Program fee is due when registering online. If paying by check, please contact CDI at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss alternate registration.
- Fee for 35 contact/in-service hours (includes meals, transportation, and materials)
- Early Registration (on or before April 15): $450
- Regular Registration (on or before May 15): $500
- Late Registration (on or before June 1): $550
- Fee for 45 contact/in-service hours (includes meals, transportation, and materials)
- Early Registration (on or before April 15): $600
- Regular Registration (on or before May 15): $650
- Late Registration (on or before June 1): $700
- Fee for those taking the program for graduate credit (which will entail a final written project) is $1000 (includes one graduate credit, meals, transportation, and materials)
Cancellations/Withdrawals are assessed a $100 non-refundable fee that can be applied towards other 2014 CDI summer program fees.
For additional information about the Facilitating Play program, please contact the Child Development Institute at (914) 395-2630 or email@example.com.