334 - Inclusive Play Matters: Whole Child, Whole Environment, Whole Community Solutions

Thursday, September 28
9:45 AM–11:00 AM

Location: Room 217

Days: Thursday, 28 September
Track: Planning, Design, and Maintenance
Session Type: Education Session

Fundamentally, inclusively designed play environments are a statement about a community’s social values and every child’s right to play. Both a physical and social event, inclusion is not solely about physically accessing an environment, but focuses on the social experiences that happen once an individual gets there. Apply evidence-based best practices to innovate and advocate for high quality, inclusive play destinations that encourage active, independent and meaningful play for everyone.

CEU Credits: 0.1

Learning Outcomes:
Identify strategies to secure the developmental needs of all children by intentionally providing opportunities for physical, social-emotional, sensory, cognitive, and communicative benefits of play.
Summarize key guidelines, considerations, and inclusive benefits to create quality outdoor play destinations that support the active, independent participation of people of all ages and abilities.
Create advocacy messages to relay the need, value, and importance of inclusive play environments and programs to champion more meaningful experiences for the diverse members of your community.