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Region 9-Physical Development: Active Physical Play

Jan. 25, 2022 5:30pm to 7:30pm

This California Preschool Instructional Network workshop demonstrates the importance of how embedding active physical play throughout the preschool day promotes children's ability to attend, learn, and regulate their emotional responses. Active physical play not only enhances the body's physiological functions, it promotes optimal brain chemistry for school readiness and self regulation.

Participants will:

  • Become aware of the three substrands: Active Participation, Cardiovascular Endurance and Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance and Flexibility
  • Learn strategies to support the development of active play
  • Reflect on how to increase children's participation in ways that are pursposeful and meaninful

Level: Introductory
Audience: Teaching/Administrator/Leadership Staff
Age Range: Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten

This training has been developed to support learning through active engagement. To receive credit for attendance, please note it will be expected of you to participate in any of the following that may take place throughout the training: breakout rooms, chat box responses, polls, and verbal discussions. Though camera access is not required, we highly encourage you to utilize your camera, if possible. Please do not attempt to participate in a Zoom meeting while driving. We trust that you will take necessary breaks if needed but count on your participation to enrich the learning environment.

Workforce Registry Information: To receive professional development hours, participants will be required to have their CA ECE Workforce Registry number. This 9-digit number beginning with 100-xxx-xxx is required for registering for any of our SDQPI learning events. Participants can access the Workforce Registry website to obtain their ID number. This one-time step must be completed prior to your first professional development event. Please visit for details.

To register for this professional development workshop, click on the following OMS link:

Location Name: 
Virtual Workshop
Kelly Slocum