Play Coaching to Build Social, Emotional and Behavioral Development in Inclusive Classrooms

ID number
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM


Building on the Pyramid Model framework, educators will learn the fundamentals of play coaching in order to adopt the strategies in-classroom and to teach parents for in-home use.  Essential skills learned from play coaching include the ability to: 

·      express, identify, reflect on and regulate emotional states 

·      build healthy social and behavioral skills

·      make smart choices

This workshop will demonstrate how to adapt play coaching to all students, including children with adequate or delayed social, emotional, behavioral or executive functioning skills, and students from diverse social, ethnic and economic backgrounds. 


Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., ACCG, PCC
Learner objectives
  • Help educators identify emotions and implement techniques to promote social and emotional growth in early childhood
  • Promote play coaching by building the skills that encourage children to join in, cooperate with play mates, take turns, understand the social expectations of peers, meet play mate expectations, and recognize inappropriate behavior
  • Create visual and auditory cues to promote social emotional growth and to help children find strategies to support emotional regulation.
Intended audience
Administrator, Early Childhood Special and General Educator, Early Intervention Personnel, Family Educator, Occupational Therapist/Physical Therapist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Speech/Language Therapist, Teacher Assistant
Contact hours
Gateways training stage
Training topic area
Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Interactions with Children, Play
Gateways to Opportunity content area
Interactions, Relationships and Environments