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CATCA recognizes that convention is situated on Treaty 7, South of Red Deer River, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the North of Red Deer River Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree, and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land.






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Thursday, February 23 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Therapeutic Play: Fostering Play With a Purpose

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When we consider play as a therapeutic opportunity, we begin to see it differently. Play at its core, for both children and adults, encourages us to work through challenges, learn new ideas, and solidify foundational autonomy. Both directed and non-directed play are essential in the development of children and youth and give us unique opportunities to foster an environment that is a catalyst in understanding an individual’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Play inherently creates a curious and safe place for us to explore our world both internally and externally. This session will help you turn the classroom into a place of play focusing on your students’ unique cognitive and developmental needs.

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Thursday February 23, 2023 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Red Deer Polytechnic-2501
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