Developing an Understanding of Young Children’s Learning Through Play

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 (2pm - 3pm US/Eastern)

Zoom Meeting

"Developing an Understanding of Young Children’s Learning Through Play: The Place of Observation, Interaction, and Reflection"

Young children are competent and capable learners and providing a rich and meaningful environment honors their growth and development through play. Understanding how children move along a dynamic developmental continuum in their thinking provides early childhood educators with the lens to provide foundational support for later learning. See how children move from object transformation to ideational transformation which leads to more abstract mathematical and literacy development all in the context of play.


Dr. Cris Lozon is the director of the Early Childhood School at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, a preschool through grade 12 independent school in Southern California serving 1,250 students. She has taught early childhood and elementary aged students in the Philippines, Japan, South Korea, and Italy for over 20 years before returning to the United States. Dr. Lozon advocates for keeping play in the early childhood classroom through teacher training, parent education, and national conferences. Her research interests include constructivism, documentation of children’s learning through play, and the work of Reggio-Emilia schools.

Technical Requirements

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• An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
• Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
• [Optional] A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in

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Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 04/11/2023
Name Price Available To
Member Rate $0.00   NAES Members
Nonmember Rate $85.00   Non-NAES Members

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Written cancellations must be received by email to, no later than 24 hours before the start of the webinar. Registrations submitted less than 24 hours prior to the start of the webinar are not entitled to any refund if they are cancelled.

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For more information please contact:

Mr. Jonathan F. Cooper
Communications Manager
National Association of Episcopal Schools
Phone: (212) 716-6182
Fax: (212) 286-9366