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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Wednesday, March 23 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Sensory-Rich Play Environments

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This workshop will provide the opportunity to learn about the value of sensory-rich environments and their role in enhancing child development.


Dr. Amy Wagenfeld

Principal, Amy Wagenfeld Design
Amy Wagenfeld, PhD, OTR/L, SCEM, EDAC, FAOTA roles as an occupational therapist include therapeutic and universal design consultant, educator, researcher, and author. In addition to teaching in the University of Washington Department of Landscape Architecture and the Boston University... Read More →

Joanne Hiromura

Director of Landscape, studioMLA Architects
Joanne Hiromura is Director of Landscape and Outdoor Playspace Design at studioMLA Architects in Brookline, MA. Joanne is responsible for the full range of landscape architectural services in the design of outdoor environments for children. Joanne’s experience includes more than... Read More →

Wednesday March 23, 2022 10:30am - 11:45am CDT