In this presentation or workshop we discuss how self-directed play increases Joy! We discuss the research about the decline in play and the rise in childhood mental disorders and the science of joy. Then we discuss how to increase joy at home, in our classrooms, among the children in our care, and within ourselves. If we keep play and joy the center of our work with children we will successfully help raise “Generation Joy”! This workshop is great for parents or caregivers with young children, child care/preschool staff, and anyone with a young child in their life!
“This training was truly inspiring!”– Anonymous participant
Enjoy some videos below
“The Workshop helped to show me that my attitude towards play is on the right track.”–Anonymous participant from 2022 NYAEYC conference
“I loved this class! I run my group daycare in this way but always feel inadequate as others don’t seem to understand! I loved hearing I am doing something right!” –Anonymous participant from 2022 NYAEYC conference
“Best Workshop yet!” –Anonymous participant from 2022 NYAEYC conference