Current Course Schedule

Play as a Tool of Early Intervention (birth-8 Years)

Young children play to express feelings, gain mastery over materials, and find meaning in complex experiences. When an emotional crisis interferes with a young child's development, the disturbance manifests itself in the child's play. If early intervention is required to promote healthy development, play becomes an essential therapeutic tool, as well as a diagnostic indicator. This course will utilize current theoretical perspectives to gain insight into children's play. You will work with these theories to develop play techniques to use in early childhood classrooms and in individual therapy sessions. A basic understanding of early childhood development is required. This course meets online Eastern Time.
  • Focus On
    Preschool - 1st Grade
  • Category
    Early Childhood, Online
  • Registration Options and Cost
    $425 12.0 CTLE or 1.2 CEU
    $1,660 1.0 Credits


Spring 2021

  • Section 01: April 10, April 24
    • Lesley Koplow
      Lesley Koplow
      Lesley Koplow, MS, LCSW is the author of Creating Schools That Heal, Where Rag Dolls Hide Their Faces, The Way Home, and Unsmiling Faces: How Preschools Can Heal, is Director of the Center for Emotionally Responsive Practice at Bank Street College of Education. She is the former Director of the Karen Horney Clinic Therapeutic Nursery in Manhattan. Ms. Koplow has a Master of Science Education in Educational Leadership from Bank Street College and a LCSW from Hunter School of Social Work. She also holds a BA in Child Development from New College.