Beyond Centers and Circle Time
Join me for an interactive workshop on the importance of play. Together we will create rich theme-based play environments and role-play how to facilitate the activities within a preschool setting. Participants will learn the benefits of play, how to create rich theme-based play experiences, how to scaffold the pre/post play, the 6 stages of play, how to introduce advance language, assessing children through play, and how to teach multiple subjects though play.
Kristy Pinkney is very passionate about early childhood education, especially the use of theme-based hands-on learning. She comes with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field of Early Childhood Education. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of education, including 12 years working for a Head Start/Early Head Start program, 8 years working as a manger or director in a leadership role, and over 15 years of experience working in the non-profit sector. Kristy has held many roles within Head Start/Early Head Start, including training specialist, training manager, director of professional development, and now Director of Education, Professional Development, and Training. She has a master’s in education with a specialization in ECE, as well as a BA in Early Childhood Education Administration.