Sacramento Play Summit

Saturday, September 9, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Tsakopoulos Library Galleria

Play is the most important work of childhood, setting the foundation for a child’s physical, emotional and cognitive well-being. Yet there are growing threats and limitations placed on the time, resources and spaces devoted to play.

The 5th annual Sacramento Play Summit, presented by Fairytale Town and the Sacramento Public Library, aims to highlight the importance of play, the many types of play, ways to incorporate play into daily and school life, and more.

This conference is ideal for adults who work with children: preschool and elementary educators, early childhood education specialists, childcare providers, after-school program administrators and practitioners, parks and recreation professionals, physical education professionals, parents and grandparents.

Register Today


Early Bird Registration: May 15 – August 14, 2017
$50 per person
$40 per person for students, seniors (65+), members of Fairytale Town or Friends of the Sacramento Library.

General Registration: August 15 – September 5, 2017
$60 per person
$50 per person for students, seniors (65+), members of Fairytale Town or Friends of the Sacramento Library.

Morning coffee service, lunch & afternoon snacks included
New this year: Select your lunch option at time of registration! Please notify us of any dietary restrictions for lunch at time of registration.

Keynote Speakers

Cathy Salit

Playing and Performing Your Way to Growth

CEO of Performance of a Lifetime and author of Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work

Jim Gill

A Joyous Way to Learn: Music Play to Promote Readiness, Literacy, and Inclusion

Award-winning children’s musician and author

Helen Hadani, Ph.D.

Reimagining School Readiness: Early Learning in the 21st Century

Head of Research for the Center for Childhood Creativity

Breakout Sessions

Coming soon


A $7 flat rate for parking is available at the Park Tower Garage, located at 8th and J Streets (entrance in Library Alley off J Street). Parking fees are collected upon exit from the lot. Download a map with driving directions and parking information.

Professional Growth Credit

Conference may qualify for professional growth credit (7 hours). Certificates of completion will be distributed after the conference ends at 4 PM.


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