Play is Important! In fact, according to Dr. Stuart Brown, "play is a public health necessity." Not only is play, well... FUN, but it provides all of us with the opportunity to learn, grow, and to develop at all stages of our lives. Research confirms the value of play and its impact on brain development, social connections, literacy and language acquisition, and physical development. Join us for Dr. Brown's groundbreaking research on the effect and importance of play in our lives!

Early Bird Registration Special

Saturday, March 23, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Moseley-Salvatori Conference Center

637 Lucas Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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Earn Continuing Education Credits While You Play!

There's no better way to stay current on your credential and child development permit than by NETWORKING with LOCAL MENTORS and COACHES at a refreshingly PLAYFUL & FUN Conference! The Play Matters! Committee of SCC-CAAEYC is pleased to offer Continuing Education (CE) Credits through the Infant Development Association of California (IDA) and the Child Development Institute.

Come Play with Us!

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"Our species is

built for play,

and built by play.”

~ Dr. Stuart Brown

Trained in general and internal medicine, psychiatry and clinical research, Dr. Stuart Brown first recognized the importance of play by discovering its absence in the life stories of felons. His professional experience, comprising over 6000 personal play histories, affirmed the need for healthy play throughout the human life cycle. A Stanford University professor and “Key Strategist” for the Nevada Medical Center’s Global Play Science Institute, Dr. Brown has been tapped for his experience in all sectors of media, from film to ink. A legend in his own time, he is known as the “practical champion of the knowledge of play.” Dr. Brown’s book: Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul has been translated into twelve languages. You can learn even more about this insightful visionary at nifplay.org.

Get Connected,

Get Inspired, and Get Playful with Your Curriculum!

"Thinking Outside of the Cardboard Box," "A Clown’s Guide to Learning," and "Reconnecting with your Playful Self" are just a few of the inspiring and paradigm-shifting topics that will be presented by fellow experts in the field at the Play Matters! Conference: The Power of Play.

We look forward to welcoming you to a morning of unstructured, open-ended, hands-on activities and enriching (and playful) conversations and break-out sessions designed to motivate you to 'play around' with your curriculum choices!

What people are saying!


"Come and enjoy an afternoon of hands on activities in a relaxing environment, earn your continuing education credits and connect with old and new friends in the field! Come play with us on March 23, 2019 !"

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