The Importance of Block Building

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Block building is a critical component of high quality child care. Participants will learn about the stages of block building, methods of encouraging block play, setting up the block area, and organizing clean-up.

This session addresses Massachusetts Core Competency 1: Understanding the Growth and Development of Children and YouthMassachusetts Core Competency 5: Learning Environments and Implementing Curriculum; and Massachusetts Core Competency 7: Program Planning and Development.


Early Childhood Educators


2 training hours


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.


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    Mary Ellis Schreiber, M.S.Ed., is the Coordinator of Early Childhood Professional Development and the Coordinator of the CFCE Program at CES. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Hampshire College and her Master’s degree at Bank Street College of Education. Her career includes working directly with young children and their families, developing curriculum to support conflict resolution skills in young children, and college level teaching.

For more information, contact:
Administrative Assistant
413.586.4900 x5568