Supporting Loose
Parts Play

by Mat Dusza

Captivating & open-ended, combine & re-design! Loose parts play is an incredibly valuable play experience for children. Using natural and everyday loose items for play stimulates children's math, science, art, & social skills and more. Come learn how to create these opportunities in your classroom.

Mat Dusza, Green Space Playgrounds General Manager, early childhood expert, and loose parts enthusiast shares his experience and insight into the many benefits of loose parts play and our role in supporting them.

What's included?

  • 1 Hour Video Lecture
  • Certificate of Completion

Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate understanding of loose parts and their learning purposes
  2. Resource a list of loose parts that can be effective for children's play
  3. Identify and incorporate the roles we play to support effective loose parts play

Learn at your pace

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

Mat Dusza

I was born and raised in Toowoomba, Australia. In 1997, I started my Early Childhood profession as a 2s/Preschool Teacher where I received a foundation and passion implementing a Reggio Emelia enriched program. In 2001, I found my next passion in mentoring and training Early Childhood professionals.

Moving to the U.S. in 2002, my EC career continued as a preschool teacher then in Program Leadership, Administration and Professional Development.

In 2014, I started working with Green Space in Professional Development. And, in 2019 helped to develop and now manage Green Space Playgrounds.
Patrick Jones - Course author