Loose Parts and Open-Ended Materials

Type: In-Programme Professional Learning

Early Years Professional Resource Centre

High quality early learning environments are designed to be functional, beautiful, and reflective of the child's learning. This requires thought and intentionality in all aspects of environmental design, with a focus on the materials that are being offered and a philosophy that values curiosity, exploration, and investigation. Loose parts are open-ended, play-based materials that provide children flexibility and creativity in their play. In this learning experience, pedagogical leaders will walk alongside your team to explore loose parts provocations that are reflective of the many ways children play with open-ended materials. Discover key ideas and concepts that children are exploring through loose parts play, and how to respond to ideas with open-ended materials and provocations that support children’s loose parts learning.

If you would like to bring this session to your programme, please complete the In-Programme Request form below: 

In-Programme Professional Learning Request Form

Do you have questions? Contact us at eyprc@wellington.ca.