The Power of Play

Date: 6 Dec 2021
Time: 1:00pm

Event Type: Webinar

6 December 1pm GMT

Early childhood is a critical time in a child’s development and life.

When play is integrated into how we care for and educate young children, it promotes their development and helps them grow into adaptable, resilient, socially and emotionally literate adults who can navigate the world and overcome the adversities of poverty, crisis and conflict later in life.BRAC’s innovative Play Lab model, developed in partnership with the LEGO Foundation, brings joyful, play-based early learning to young children ages three to five and provides children with the early start they deserve.

Join the University of Cambridge’s PEDAL Centre, BRAC, Columbia University, and the LEGO Foundation for a virtual event where BRAC and Columbia University will release exciting new research findings from the Play Labs in Bangladesh. BRAC will also launch the PlayBook, its new dedicated knowledge hub for play in early childhood. Featured speakers include:

  • Paul Ramchandani, LEGO Professor of Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL), Cambridge University
  • Lesley Holst, Initiative Lead, The LEGO Foundation
  • Jill Popp, Senior Evidence Specialist, The LEGO Foundation
  • Erum Mariam, Executive Director, BRAC Institute of Educational Development
  • Cassie Landers, Assistant Professor of Population and Family Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Sakila Yesmin, Senior Lecturer and M&E Advisor, BRAC Institute of Educational Development
  • Devon McLorg, Director of Education, BRAC USA