Risky Play

by Mat Dusza

An investigation to see if we minimize risk at the expense of the childhood experience

What's included?

  • 1 Hour Video Lecture
  • Certificate of Completion

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand what risky play and hazardous play is in the context of safety and supervision
  2. Learn researched benefits of risky play for all ages
  3. Reflect on personal bias for risk and risk adverse play
  4. Formulate an active approach to support risky play in a program

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

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