thread's Infant & Toddler Symposium: Planting Seeds of Messy Play

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8:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday, April 22, 2023

CATEGORIES: Early Educators, Training

SAVE THE DATE for thread’s 2023 Infant & Toddler Symposium, a free, day-long professional development opportunity to focus on the unique developmental needs of infants and toddlers! This year’s theme is “Planting Seeds of Messy Play.” Learn how mud play, water play, and outdoor exploration can open the door to a world of discovery and skill development for our youngest learners.

At thread’s Infant/Toddler Symposium, you will also gain:

  • Up to six hours of Alaska SEED-approved training
  • Opportunities to network and share ideas with your peers
  • Hands-on activities, prizes, and more!

Special Presenters:

  • Rusty Keeler is a play space designer who has worked for 30 years with hundreds of schools and community leaders to design and build beautiful outdoor environments for children. Rusty is also an author—his latest book is “Adventures in Risky Play.”
  • AnneMarie Mattacchione is an Adjunct Professor in Early Childhood Education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
  • Elia Peterson is the Director of Open Arms Child Development Center in Fairbanks.
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