Two different Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) Trainings have been planned. Pat Chamberlain and Julie Kallenbach will provide these in-person events where you will receive hands-on training and be able to network with others working to implement play-based instruction! Training materials and lunch will be provided.

Please note that topics for each of the days is different and registration is required for both events.

Play-based Learning: The What, Why & How

Wednesday, March 7
9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Illinois Educational Association

Register here.

Learning objectives:

  1. Define features of play-based learning
  2. Apply brain-based principles to classroom design and instructional planning
  3. Analyze the teacher’s role in scaffolding student play

I Believe in Play; Sharing our Successes and Planning Next Steps for Positive Student Outcomes

Wednesday, March 21
9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Moraine Valley Community College
Palos Hills

Register here.

Learning objectives:

  1. Reinforce proven practices that incorporate learning in play.
  2. Planning for the adult’s role in child-directed play to promote students’ social and academic growth.
  3. Practice planning standards-based units that incorporate play.

Did you miss the previous Developmentally Appropriate Practices training or want to share them at a training? Check out the B-3 Continuity Project’s website for previous training materials. Questions can be directed to Ashley Long at

B-3 Continuity Project with puzzle piece symbol with three children's hands reaching high

B-3 Continuity Project