July 3 - 25, 2020
Location: Humber North Campus
Play and creativity is fundamental to children’s early development. In fact, in 2019, the Canadian Public Health Association called up all parents/caregivers, educators, childcare providers, school boards, public health professionals, the private sector, and all levels of government and Indigenous peoples’ governments to improve access to unstructured child-led play. The same year, in America, they began prescribing play to children on their annual checkups!
So how do you foster play and creativity for children? And how could play and creativity be incorporated into all industries? The Children, Play and Creativity course helps you develop the skills to design learning environments and experiences that nurture unstructured play and imaginative abilities in children, and adults alike!
You’ll learn how to:
This program is right for you if:
What will you be able to do after this course?
A range of teaching methods are used in this course, including creative work, presentation, applied project and reflection. This course takes place both indoors and outdoors and includes visits to local state-of-the-art Early Childhood settings. You need no prior knowledge of early childhood education, but an open mind is essential!