Active Play

Course Course Title Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
EDU 157 Active Play 2 2 0 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Effective Term: Fall 2020

This course introduces physical activities to promote the development of the whole child, birth through middle childhood. Topics include active play, outdoor learning, design of the environment, development of play skills, loose parts play, nature play, risk benefit assessment, advocacy, and family/community connection. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss the stages of play, the role of teachers in play, active play environments, advocate for the child's right to play, and plan and assess appropriate experiences using NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development.

2014FA - New Course Version (S23702)

2017FA – New Course Version (S24566)

2019SP - Revised State Coreq: Added ENG 002 or ENG 111

2020FA – New Course Version (S25351)


  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)