Have you been wanting to learn more about playwork? Are you curious about what goes into the management and delivery of a truly adventurous playspace?

It’s nearly the second anniversary of our Playworker Development Course, an online opportunity for everyone seeking a foundation in essential playwork practice. We designed the course to have broad application, meaning that parents and professionals in all sorts of settings are encouraged to weave more opportunities for children’s play into their current practice. You don’t have to be a playworker, to use these approaches!

At the same time, we know that there’s nothing like a good adventure playground – a long-term site, staffed by dedicated professionals and attended by a core of children who feel a true ownership of their environment. In our travels, and our book, we’ve highlighted some of the most exciting examples of these locations. For the past three years, we’ve provided one with on-going staff training and are so proud and impressed by how they’ve developed in that time.

So, it is with great pride and excitement that we announce a new collaboration with Ithaca Children’s Garden’s Hands-on-Nature Anarchy Zone!

Take the playworker development course as part of an on-site, immersive experience
For the first time, students will be able to take the Playworker Development Course as part of on-site, immersive experience. Theory and practice will be embedded within a rich culture of play support, and located in glorious Ithaca, NY! We are very excited for the summer ahead and are looking forward to meeting the students.
The Playwork Immersion Course @ ICG is now accepting applications! Please contact ithacachildrensgarden@cornell.edu for more details.