PPP Annual Meeting Minutes 2016 (LosAngeles)

The Play, Policy and Practice Interest Forum

Minutes for the Business Meeting

Annual Conference in LA November 4, 2016.

WELCOME and Introductions

BUSINESS: Approval of Minutes

AWARDS: 2016 Patricia Monighan Nourot Award – Michael Patte

2016 Edgar Klugman Award – Lynn Hartle

Reminder that all nominations for the 2017 Awards should be sent to Robin Ploof rploof@champlain.edu

Committee Reports:

Below you will see the proposed Mission Statement for the Play, Policy, & Practice Interest Forum worked on during the Vision Committee at the LA Annual Conference 2016:

 Play, Policy, and Practice Interest Forum

The Play, Policy, and Practice Interest Forum is a group of concerned teachers, teacher educators, researchers, and policy makers that examine play from multiple perspectives. Members articulate and debate new ideas and policy issues about children’s play at the annual NAEYC conference.

Our mission statement describes the group’s purpose:

  • To connect persons who share an interest in play
  • To update and disseminate current knowledge about the multifaceted nature and developmental value of play
  • To be a collective voice within the early childhood community, advocating for the value and importance of children’s play, and
  • To promote intergenerational play to foster family, school, and community goals, including those associated with diversity and inclusive education

PPP meeting Nov. 4, 2016   Policies and Practices Small Group Discussion Notes

Notes by Lynn Hartle   With Baji Rankin, Wiley Rankin & wife, Debra Lawrence, Krista Murphy (Naeyc), New member forgot get name. and one more person forgot to get name


What every teacher educator, principal, teacher, educator, family member, legislator (decision makers), director should know about early childhood and particularly play

Platform to move this agenda:

Power to the Profession, Naeyc initiative http://www.naeyc.org/profession

The PPP Interest Forum members collaborate with the NAEYC Power to the Profession initiative is a:

…Call to action for every teacher educator, principal, teacher, educator, family member, legislator (decision makers), director who works with, cares for, legislates / appropriates funding for children ages birth to age 8 should know about early childhood and particularly play.

This Call to Action should be moved to advocacy for and implementation by state legislators

The Call to action requires a concise and clear statement about play and play based / experiential learning that people from both Early childhood and those influence and care for young children but don’t have the formal Early Childhood professional preparation (such as Legislators, principals, families and some Teacher Educators).

The group proposed that the PPP Interest Forum work with NAEYC to develop a concise statement about play and early childhood as a “Play Manifesto” (no more than a paragraph of a few sentences.. or, some concise but clear bullet points.)

Lynn Hartle.. after the meeting idea…Maybe to provide outreach education about play to audiences beyond NAEYC, we could develop some short webinars on:

Minutes from the Research Committee Meeting

Research Strands for Intergenerational Research

Family Play Plans – Diane Levine

Action Plans

Ask if they actually participate in these types of activities?

What intergenerational play looks like in ECE context?

At home/retirement home settings/child care centers have Grandparent

Experimental group/control group-implement plans with one group-not the other

Develop criteria to measure across both groups.

See if difference after the intervention with once of the groups?

Increase in time

Benefits of this type of play

How it relates to sustaining the culture? And if it is not happening, how does that affect the culture?

How are the families that don’t use the strategies play?

Outdoor play perspectives across generations?

Generations-high schoolers and prek or parent-Define the time frame for intergeneration

Motivation for play-theme, choice, methods, preference for themes, etc.

What are the barriers to the intergenerational play? Energy issues, skill based issues, cooking classes, knitting

How does intergenerational play construct children’s cultural identity?

How are teachers using intergenerational “resources” in their classrooms?

Data Collection:


Interview the children, parents, & grandparents

Field Note Observations

Intergenerational Play cultural identity


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