Welcome to the MacEwan Child Care Conference 2018. Our Conference planning committee has been inspired by the current energy in Alberta in the field of Early Learning and Child Care. Play, Participation and Possibilities: An Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework for Alberta and a revitalized valuing of play, based on current research and the recent International Play Association Conference held in Calgary in September, has focused our attention on ‘play’. This has provoked us to return to a conference keynote and to make some changes to our conference format, including a hands-on exploration of play and playfulness balanced with opportunities for more dialogue and interaction on topics of current interest.

To kickstart our return to the keynote format we have invited Pierre Harrison from PLAYLearnThink, and current president of the International Play Association Canada Branch, to engage us in thinking about the importance of play in healthy development.

Margaret Mykietyshyn, Conference Chair



  • When

  • Saturday, May 5, 2018
    7:30 AM - 4:15 PM

  • Where

  • MacEwan University
    City Centre Campus
    10700 104 Avenue
    Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4S2

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