Curating Infant & Toddler Play

by Audrey Rowland MS, MBA

Curating play for infants and toddlers is critical to providing high quality child care. This course discusses the important role of play in early childhood, and how as teachers we can support meaningful play experiences for very young children.

When we recognize the significance of the child's environment, we can adjust our focus to planning the space and materials specifically for infants and toddlers. Learn how to develop valuable play opportunities, create play-based goals, and make your days with infants and toddlers enjoyable for everyone in the classroom.

What's included?

  • 1 Hour Video Lecture
  • Certificate of Completion

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the role and stages of play in very early childhood
  2. Planning curriculum, materials and environments that support play
  3. Refocusing our attention and goals for infants and toddlers to have the greatest positive impact
  4. Develop a plan for implementing new strategies and changes, as well as continuing already successful elements

Course Requirement

This course provides 1.0  hours of professional development for early childhood educators.

Participants are required to view the complete virtual training and complete the quiz. Participants must receive a score of 80% or higher to receive credit for this course.  

Course certificates are emailed upon successful completion of the full training and quiz.

Meet the instructor

Audrey Rowland

Audrey Rowland has over 15 years of experience as an early childhood professional. Drawing from her expertise as a teacher and administrator, Audrey creates resources and provides professional development for early educators, administrators, parents, and policy-makers.

Audrey is grounded in theory and practice that emphasizes developmentally appropriate practice and high-quality early education. She provides a number of content areas with a focus on classroom implementation. She is an engaging speaker and trainer, translating information into application and inspiring teachers and professionals.

Audrey earned a MS from the University of North Texas in Child Development and Family Studies and a MBA from Texas Woman’s University. Audrey is a Master Trainer with the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System (#1743)
Patrick Jones - Course author