C. Explaining Play to Parents (and Other Adults)

“She plays at home, when she’s here I want her to learn.” “Why aren’t you teaching him the alphabet and how to read?” If you hear these or similar questions from parents (or other adults) and aren’t quite sure how to answer, this inspiring workshop is for you. Leave with practical ways to show and explain to parents (and other adults) why play is critical to their child’s development. They’ll be praising your play efforts…almost guaranteed!


Angel Stoddard

Angel Stoddard’s passion to support administrators and early childhood professionals in their pursuit of excellence throughout their program and the field is evidenced by her career path. With a Master’s degree in Administrative Leadership, Angel teaches full-time for UW Milwaukee at the School of Continuing Education’s Center for Early Childhood Professional Development and Leadership. It is through this position that she encourages administrators to strive for excellence whether it is through her online/blended courses or online and face-to-face workshops.

Angel has experience throughout the education field: as an elementary teacher, a preschool teacher, a center director at a for-profit and not-for-profit group child care center. She also spent many years as a manager for Head Start. Angel has taught the Infant Toddler Credential at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College along with other continuing education courses.