N4C’s Annual Conference & Professional Institute is a premier conference attracting attendees from colleges and universities—directors, faculty, and teachers—interested in sharing innovative practices, cutting-edge research and effective strategies in the care and early education of young children. The 2022 Annual Conference is a virtual event combining interactive live workshops and pre-recorded video sessions designed to allow attendees to expand and enhance their knowledge of early childhood.

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Tuesday, March 22 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Play Schemas and Loose Parts: Deepening Our Understanding of Children’s Play

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Play schemas offer insight and understanding patterns of children’s behaviors and how planning for play with loose parts can support children’s natural inclination to play in certain ways. Educators will understand play in greater depth.


Marisa S. Chin-Calubaquib

Teacher, Stanford University

Emma McCarthy Vallarino

Manager, Stanford University

Tuesday March 22, 2022 10:30am - 11:45am CDT