Childhood Play conference comes to campus

For Immediate Release:  April 15, 2016

BLOOMSBURG—The seventh annual Mini-Conference on Play, Childhood Development, and Early Education will be held on Friday, April 29, beginning at 8 a.m. in Bloomsburg University’s Andruss Library, Schweiker Room.

This year’s conference emphasizes the promotion of developmentally and culturally appropriate practices by highlighting the interplay among child development, early education and play. The conference aims to increase interdisciplinary understanding of the role of family, community, and educational practices.

This year’s topics include: teaching teachers to play in early childhood education, international perspectives on play, and play-friendly parents and teachers. The conference is free of charge and open to all students, faculty and members of the greater Bloomsburg community.

This event is sponsored by BU’s College of Education, the Pennsylvania State University College of Education, and the Syracuse University Department of Child and Family Studies & Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.