100 Languages: Block Play

September 26th 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Just like any area in your play space; block play has stages of development. In this workshop we will cover the history, stages and schematic play in its relation to block play. Knowing this will help you support children in their play and your exploration in pedagogical narration.

Presenter: Kristi Schwandt studied Fine Arts upon high school graduation, Kristi had a multitude of different careers before finding the profession of ECE. Having ECE instructors who were a part of the first Canadian Delegation to Reggio, she learned responsive curriculum inspired by Reggio Emilia and never looked back. She currently is the ECE Facilitator for the City of Surrey, providing training and support for preschool instructors and continues to create more training modules inspired by Responsive/Inquiry based curriculum.

Date: Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: members $10, non-members $15

Location: Archway Community Services - 2420 Montrose Ave; Jasbir Saran Room (B100)


Training certificates will be issued via email within 5 business days of the workshop attended. To receive a certificate you must arrive on time, participate, and stay for the entire session. Late arrivals of more than 15 minutes will not be admitted to workshops.

Children - Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate children during a workshop. Please make alternate arrangements.

Registration - Prepayment is required for all workshops. Credit card payment can be taken over the phone. Debit, cash, or cheque payments are taken in office.

Methods of payment - Credit (Visa or MasterCard), debit, cash, or cheque (payable to Archway Community Services).

Workshop cancellations (regular workshops) - Registrants can cancel up until two full business days prior to the scheduled workshop date. Cancellations received before the deadline will be given a workshop credit (not a refund) to be used towards future workshops at Abbotsford CCRR. Workshop credits are valid for one year from the date of the cancelled workshop. Due to unforeseen circumstances, workshops may be subject to change or cancellation, in this case we would issue a refund.

Course cancellations (First Aid and Responsible Adult) - Registrants must cancel one week (5 business days) prior to the course/class start date in order to receive a refund. The original receipt must be provided at the time of refund.

Workshop location - Workshops will be held at Archway Community Services in the Jasbir Saran Room (B100), unless otherwise stated.