The purpose of UAEYC Playshops is to promote best practices throughout the state through training that is relevant, meaningful and hands-on fun!

Playshops are created by UAEYC Members and partners, in conjunction with UAEYC staff, who have identified a need or interest in their area on a specific topic. We work to bring the training local to each community utilizing both local and state professionals who provide the training.

Some ways Playshops may look are as follows:

  • Mini-conferences:  focus on bringing the best speakers from the state conference and leading edge practices to rural communities. They include several speakers for 5 hours of training, Networking, and Lunch. These are typically held on Saturdays from 8:30 am -1:30 pm.
  • Office of Child Care Career ladder approved professional development: These focus on sharing new ideas for implementing developmentally appropriate practices. 
  • Locally designed Playshop

Playshop topics are unique to the needs of the community hosting them. UAEYC has 2 curriculums approved through the Career Ladder system: (1)Child Development and Guidance; and (2)Making Learning Fun. Each is 5 hours of training. UAEYC will assist in providing a Playshop on any topic needed, however. Some conducted in the past have included: Using the State's Early Learning Standards in developmentally appropriate ways;  STEM learning in the early childhood setting; Promoting DAP in the K-3 system; Promoting Language and Literacy development; and others.

To host a Playshop email

Playshops are typically hosted by UAEYC members and partnering organizations



Upcoming Playshops!

​​Utah County Playshop
January 26, 2019​