Cari Ebert, SLP
Building Executive Function Skills Through Play-Based Learning
Claire Heffron, OT and Lauren Drobnjak, PT
It All Starts With The Core
Ashley Yeh, M.Ed
Unpacking the Montessori Essential Triad
Mandisa Watts, MBA
Mess-Free Sensory Bags and Bottles Workshop
Cara Koscinski, OTD, MOT, OTRL, CAS
Sensory Processing Red Flags
Kailee Noland, DPT
Everything You Need To Know About Toddler Shoes
Laura Brown, SLP
The untapped power of supporting toddler language through play
Kristina Buskirk, BSc
Low-Prep Play Invitations
Adam Griffin, OT
Ball Play Like You Have Never Seen It Before
Dr. Cindy Hovington, Ph.D.
From meltdowns to firm coping strategies: supporting emotional development through play
Chanda Jothen, PT
Indoor Purposeful Motor Play
Heather Greutman, COTA
Visual Perception in the Little Years
Nicole Gordon, MSW
Dropping Naps and Quiet Playtime
Allie Ticktin MA, OTD, OTR/L
Reimagining Learning Through Sensory Play
Tech-wise Littles: Kay, M.Ed.-ET/P & Jennifer, M.Ed./LMFT
Taking the guesswork and guilt out of screen time
Mandy Richardson, B.Ed, MA
The Secret To Independent Play
Michelle King, BSc
STEM Play Invitations Workshop
Rebecca Gasiewicz Thiemann, Ph.D. & Sarah Liebenrood. MA
Spring story time
Jayme Yannuzzi M.Ed
Spring Purposeful Play Workshop
Alene Villaneda, BS, OFM, CNHP, iLS, BIT
3 Step Framework for Easy and Successful Retained Primitive Reflex Integration
Heather Sossoman, PT, DPT
From Clumsy to Strong
Emily Kukla, SLP
Home Programs That Support Speech Development Through Play
Stacy Menz, PT, DPT, PCS
Play For Endurance
Emily Lawson BA
Learning Numbers Through Play Workshop
Sarah Britton, BSc
7 Steps To Setting Up a Playroom
Holly Peretz OTR/L
A Montessori-Inspired Shelf for Powerful Learning Through Play
Hi, I’m Holly Peretz OTR/L and I am your hostess for the 4th Annual Toddler Play Conference. I am a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and mom two sweet (and very active) kids.
After working in clinical practice for over a decade and raising my own small humans I am more convinced than ever that play is the most undervalued and misunderstood tool in our therapeutic and parenting toolboxes.
Childhood development in the early years is critical in establishing a firm foundation to become a responsible, healthy and kind adult. The way we parents and caregivers structure our kid’s days (from what toys they play with, to how we act to co-regulate their emotions) become the building blocks for their development.
*Professional Development Certificates are available ONLY after completing a 48-question multiple choice test on the material learned.
This is the best part- no waiting around for the conference to begin. This is a pre-recorded on-demand course. Upon purchasing you will have IMMEDIATE access to every part of the VIP ticket.
Due to the digital nature of the product and the fact that it contains instant downloads and material from multiple businesses, refunds are not available. Please look through all the details before you purchase. If you have any other questions please feel free to email us at email@example.com
While the podcast expires a year after purchasing, the VIP ticket videos and bonuses are available for life.
That means that you can come back to these expert interviews when ever you have a question or need a fresh dose of encouragement and education.
The conference is registered with The Illinois Early Intervention. Otherwise it is not officially registered with other professional bodies. Therefore it is up to you to submit the certificate of 15 hours of learning to your professional board independently.
The certificate is ONLY available to those that upgrade to the VIP Ticket.
The certificate is only available after completing the entire conference and scoring 80% or above on the post-training multiple choice test.
The VIP contains 10 extra minutes of recordings from every single speaker.
Each speaker answered one additional question that we have reserved only for the VIPs
Yes! Every video contains closed captions (you need to manually turn them on in the setting tab of the video) as well as downloadable transcripts for the VIPs.
Absolutely. The Conference brings together a huge diversity of different professional instructors and opens up deep insight and research around early child development. Occupational Therapists, educators, allied health proffessionals, and those working with young children will benefit greatly from this perspective on play and early childhood development.
The Conference uses videos, audio, closed captions and full transcripts.
If you have specific requests to make this learning accessible please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will manage these on a one-one basis.
You are welcome to email us at email@example.com and we will endeavour to get back to you within 2 working days.
It is the policy of Holly Peretz to disclose any financial and non-financial interest the provider or instructor may have in a product or service mentioned during an activity. This is to ensure that the audience is made aware of any bias of the speaker.
Holly Peretz is the conference hostess as well as the owner of the event sponsor- Playful Pod that is advertised throughout the conference.
Our guest speakers do share about the additional paid products and resources that they sell during their talks and in resources that they invite attendees to access.
Guest speakers earn affiliate commissions through the promotion of this conference.
There are no relevant non-financial disclosures.
Our target audience is Occupational Therapy Practitioners, Allied-Health professionals, Educators, and Parents who are interested in the role of play in early child development. The educational level is introductory.
This course is an independent/self-study course delivered via video inside the Thrivecart Learn+ course platform and podcast on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play.
Please see the full schedule
A full breakdown of Speaker information, curriculum/agenda per each talk, and learning outcomes can be found here.