​​​​Early Childhood

Education Conference

The ROI of Risky Play

Workshop A

Risky Play – no way! No way?  Keep children “safe” doesn’t mean we should eliminate all risk from their play.  This workshop will explore benefits of risky play for children and how caring adults can support risky play happening “as safe as necessary”.

Patty Stine is dedicated to helping children thrive emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually.  Throughout her more than 30-year career as a play environment designer, preschool teacher, curriculum developer, administrator and entrepreneur, Patty has focused on empowering others to give children an abundance of playfully engaging learning opportunities.  Pure Play Every Day allows her to bring open-ended, self-directed play using loose parts to community events and to provide hands-on, engaging training workshops for adults to help them understand the benefits and value of play for children.  Patty advocates for the children in her community and across the nation through her role as a Play Ambassador for the U. S. Play Coalition, Outreach Chairman for the Charles County Early Childhood Advisory Council and member of the Charles County Commission for Women. 
     Core of Knowledge:   2 Clock Hours of Child Development​