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Communicating Through Play

Delaware County Intermediate Unit

Course Instructor - Marcy Witherspoon, Cross-Systems Training Institute

This course will examine the role of play in the healthy development of children. It will focus on how learning occurs within the context of play and how child-directed activities help children achieve self-determination. We will also explore how play allows for more curiosity and imagination. Participants will have many opportunities for play in this session.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the need for play as it relates to healthy brain development
  • Identify how child-directed play supports independence, initiative, and curiosity
  • Support the social-emotional communication skills of children by offering expanded play activities.

Training provided by the Health Federation of Philadelphia's Multiplying Connections Initiative through a grant from Philadelphia Health Management Corporation's  (PHMC) Southeast Regional Key (SERK) Program

Registration is open to all, and is done online through the You will need to create a login through PaKeys to register.

Questions? Call or Email Monica Sullivan 215-977-8990

For the full 2015-2016 Health Federation Keystone Stars course catalog click here - Early Childhood Education Course Catalog


DCIU- 200 Yale Avenue, Morton, PA

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