Play certification

Get certified in PLAY6S and Ramshackle play!

Why play training?

While play can be seemingly chaotic or frivolous there is a need to understand the dynamic processes at work. Play Training gives us the tools to elevate player experiences, provide safe and nurturing learning environments, and meet progressive developmental objectives.

Play training alone is great for teachers, programmers, learning assistants, managers, business owners, health care providers and many more. There are 3 levels of training for both PLAY6S and Ramshackle Play. Upon the completion of each level of training, participants gain skills that can be taken back to their work/volunteer spaces or they can be employed by a Regional License Owner as a Play Associate.

PLAY6S and Ramshackle Play are approved for Professional development funding with the Child Care Funding Program

PLAY6S Certification

PLAY6S (PLAY-SUCCESS) Training and Certification reduces the barriers to participation in movement activity for individuals of all abilities by building the capacity, confidence, and creativity of educators, coaches, health service providers, and many others!

PLAY6S Foundations training recognizes the necessity for balancing the needs of the professional; while meeting the needs of individuals with differences. Increase your ability to provide inclusive and accessible teaching and coaching by providing practical solutions to physical, cognitive, and social/emotional barriers faced by individuals living with disabilities, while celebrating success through diversity and inclusion.

Our participants are taken to the next level with real-time practice of building PLAY6S stations, lesson plans, and adapting equipment. We provide you with engagement strategies that build on and enhance your unique skills and experiences to create inclusive programs and instruction. All participants will utilize play as a bridge to physical literacy, movement development, and motivation while participating in our hands-on play experiences and activities.

PLAY6S Mentorship sessions allow participants to practice, build, and test new skills in a safe and encouraging environment under the guidance of a PLAY6S Mentor. A student will receive certification once they are able to display confidence in using the skills taught in Foundations and Trained Training.

Register for the Full Certification and receive a $100 discount. This includes Level 1: Foundations Training, Level 2: Trained Training, and Level 3: Certified. Once completed, participants are certified as Level 3 Play Associates and can be employed by a Regional Licence Owner.

Ramshackle Play Certification

Ramshackle Play Training and Certification grows your ability to create unique play situations where people of all ages, regardless of ability can find space to explore, risk, discover, fail, create, and develop physical, cognitive, and social/emotional competence and confidence

Ramshackle Play training guides participant’s skills and knowledge in the scientific and experiential benefits of unstructured play on learning, coping and thriving in education, recreation, and health care. This training demonstrates how to balance success and challenge with risk vs. hazards in developing multigenerational physical, social, and intellectual resilience, readiness and reliability.

Participants leave prepared to operate and participate in Ramshackle Play Events by building upon their skills learned in Foundations Training. We expand on how to support the positive environmental impact Ramshackle Play has and how to effectively support risky play. Participants will leave this training equipped with the step-by-step procedure for planning, set-up, take-down, and safety procedures required to operate a successful Ramshackle Play Event.

Ramshackle Play Mentorship sessions allow participants to practice, build, and test new skills in a safe and encouraging environment under the guidance of a Ramshackle Play Mentor. A student will receive certification once they are able to display confidence in using the skills taught in Foundations and Trained Training.

Register for the Full Certification and receive a $100 discount. This includes Level 1: Foundations Training, Level 2: Trained Training, and Level 3: Certified. Once completed, participants are certified as Level 3 Play Associates and can be employed by a Regional Licence Owner.

Find out which one of our programs fit your needs

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