Day One: Opening Session (9:00am-1:00pm) Cost: $25.00
The Opening Session may be attended by ANYONE who is interested in learning more about physical activity and play for young children. This is a unique experience to hear from leading experts from all over the world in one location. Our opening session will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Peter Gray, Dr. Eric Drollette and Tanya Dennis. Each of our experts will be talking about the importance of physical activity and active play on the social, emotional, and cognitive health of children.
Day One: Continuing Education Workshop (2:00pm -4:00pm) Cost: $75.00*
This two-hour workshop is provided by our featured experts from the Opening Session which makes it different each year. This workshop is intended for past ECPAI graduates, newly selected candidates, and all others interested in learning more about the topics presented in our opening session. This session will be more "hands on" and provide ideas for practical application of concepts discusssed in our Opening Session.
* Cost includes the Opening Session
Day Two and Three: Intensive Training (9:00am-5:00pm) Cost: $250.00
These two, fun-filled days are facilitated by Richard Rairigh of Be Active Kids and Dr. Diane Craft of Active Play Books and is open only to the 15 previously selected candidates. Interested and committed applicants need to register and provide references. Topics covered over these days include defining physical activity, play, motor skills, movement concepts, active role modeling, planning for physical activity, managing an active environment, using appropriate equipment and loose parts, observing and assessing movement, and more. Participants will be actively engaged in the play and learning experiences using various instructional methods and interacting with young children and peers.