Risks vs. Hazards: Why is Risky Play important and when is it too dangerous?
Date(s) - Jan 17, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Come learn about why it is so important for children to take risks while they are growing and developing.
We will explore how to help children learn to identify, discuss and manage risks to support their physical, social and emotional development. We will discuss how educators can know when things are just too risky as well as how to spot the hazards and remove them from your environment.
Discuss the importance of risk taking for healthy child development.
Understand the difference between risks and hazards.
Explore the difference between healthy risks and just plain dangerous activities.
Learn how to develop Risk Management Policies for your organization.
- Child Growth and Development
- Child Health and Wellbeing
- Early Care and Education
- Professional Ethics & Practice
Suitable for parents, students, adult instructors/administrators, novice, intermediate and experienced early learning child care professionals working with children of any age from infant/toddler, preschool to school age children, including children with extra support needs
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
Fee: $35 | FCC Fee: $20 (with promo code)
Registration Contact Email
Registration Contact Phone Number
604-709-5661 Ext 221
Jennifer has over 20 years’ experience developing recreational gymnastics programming for young children in multiple non-profit and sport environments. She received her BA in Anthropology from the University of Victoria in 2000 and then her BEd from UBC in 2002. Focusing on the development of physical literacy in all children, Jennifer opened the first Jump Gymnastics in Yaletown in 2008, her second in North Vancouver in 2014, and recently she expanded programming to include multiple community centres in Vancouver.
Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre