Play is an important vehicle for learning in the early years. With intentional planning frameworks, this resource provides teachers with tools and strategies to organise and develop curriculum around high-level, purposeful play. Practical application techniques help teachers create a cycle of planning and observation as they use a play-based curriculum to help young children thrive in the classroom.
Gaye Gronlund is an early childhood education consultant who trains early childhood educators across the country. She is a former preschool, kindergarten, and primary teacher of both regular and special education. Gaye holds a master's degree in adult learning and early education from Pacific Oaks College. She is also the author of Developmentally Appropriate Play, Focused Early Learning, Make Early Learning Standards Come Alive, and co-author of Focused Portfolios, Focused Observations, and Early Learning Standards and Staff Development.