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Play-Based Learning in Kindergarten: Ready…Set…Teach! Summer Institute

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Time: 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Central Time

Ready…Set…Teach! Summer Institute
McCormick Place, South Building
Chicago, IL 60616


This session features a 25-minute documentary on play-based learning, created by REL Midwest. The documentary highlights two Illinois school districts that made the transition to play-based kindergarten, as well as the evidence for this approach. Session participants discuss the implementation of play-based learning, what skills can be learned through play, and assessment approaches in play-based classrooms. REL Midwest created this documentary as a tool for educators and parents to learn about play-based learning in early childhood education.

Partnership: Midwest Early Childhood Education Research Alliance


  • Jill Bowdon, Senior Researcher, REL Midwest
  • Billie Jo Day, Researcher, REL Midwest