Play – at least the kind that builds brains, forwards development, and serves our emotions – is becoming an endangered activity among those who need to engage in it most and this includes us as adults. The science of play reveals the mind of Nature and gets to the very heart of the developmental approach.

Suitability & Applicability

The information contained in this course is relevant to everyone in today's society. It is a must for all those involved with your children - parents, daycare provides, early educators. It is also highly recommended for all serious students of Nature and all those who seek to play midwife to the unfolding of human potential. Playfulness is the key to healthy development and emotional well-being - a subject that is salient to everyone.

Time & Place

This course is being offered in a live, online environment with Dr. Gordon Neufeld (assisted by Jule Epp).

The course is 4 sessions long, running from 10:00-11:30am PDT over two weeks, on the following dates:

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Thursday, May 17, 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Thursday, May 24, 2018


Play 101 serves as a prerequisite to several more advanced courses with play as the focus, namely Play & Attachment and Play & Emotion. Together, the latter two courses are offered as an onsite Advanced Intensive on Play. Although Play 101 does not have any prerequisites, the other courses on play do have additional prerequisites. Please check these courses for further details (to be posted shortly).


If a course is cancelled due to insufficient enrolment or other unforeseen circumstances, all registrants will have the option of receiving a full refund or credit.