Play More, Learn More: Join us to discuss the importance of play in early childhood

Written by: Lauren Corboy
Date Posted: March 17, 2023

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Please join the Children’s Campaign and our partners from Save the Children Action Network, Clayton Early Learning, Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance, Trust for Learning, and Raise Colorado on Thursday, April 6 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. to learn about the value of play in early childhood education. Researchers, educators, and advocates will share  why and how you can speak up for more play time for Colorado kids. 

Play has benefits for people of all ages, but it is particularly important during early childhood. Play time, and unstructured play time in particular, is correlated with improved language skills, problem solving skills, and math skills. It also has the benefit of increasing physical health and alleviating stress. As Colorado embarks on solidifying quality standards for universal preschool, it is critical that the state incorporate standards around developmentally appropriate play-based instruction. Register today! 

Reach out to our Director of Early Childhood Initiatives, Melissa Mares, at or our Early Childhood Policy Analyst, Lauren Corboy, at with any questions. 

Lauren Corboy

About Lauren Corboy

Lauren works for the Children’s Campaign as an Early Childhood Policy Analyst. Prior to joining the team, she taught kindergarten and pre-K in Washington, D.C. for seven years. Through this experience, she gained an intimate understanding of the systemic barriers facing so many of our nation’s children. In order to assist in the work of combating these inequities, she earned her Masters degree in Education Policy and Leadership from American University. Prior to teaching, she earned her Masters in Public Health Policy from Emory University as well as Bachelors degrees in Political Science and History from George Washington University.