Linking “Learning-through-Play” to Optimal Brain Development
YCCECE considers quality early childhood education (ECE) essential in developing young minds and ensuring societal success. It empowers a new generation of children to develop their confidence to become positive contributors to the greater global sustainability. For future educators, teachers and parents to gain a deeper understanding of ECE, the College presents you this online seminar series via ZOOM to hear from a variety of early childhood experts on challenges and opportunities, best practices and optimal ways to develop the next generation through quality ECE.
Topic 1: Linking “Learning-through-Play” to Optimal Brain Development
Much research depicts the essential role ‘Play’ has in optimal brain development, and the role of adults in safeguarding a child’s right to healthy brain development. Through active engagement with ideas and knowledge, and also with the world at large, researchers find children better prepared to deal with tomorrow’s reality – a reality of their own-making. ‘Play’ is critical in harnessing and building this potential. It has a key role in preparing children for childhood challenges ahead and the stresses of adulthood.
About the speaker:
Director of Practicum and Professional Development at YCCECE
Nicky is currently involved in leading and managing of CPD, Practicum and the Yew Chung Early Childhood Development Centre. Nicky’s twenty-one year educational experience spans early childhood, primary school, secondary school and tertiary; as well as having experience in leading and managing as a Principal in early childhood settings for almost 10 years. Her passion is in play-based education as well as advocating for children’s rights.
Join in the seminar via ZOOM: http://bit.ly/ECE-Talk-Ep1