SERIES OF EVENTS: Play in Colombia – Education, Family and Public Spaces


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Play is an integral component in the development of children and adolescents since through it, they can interact with the environment related to the world, other people, and nature. Play also strengthens their imaginative capacity and enhances their encounters with humans and non-humans.

In Colombia, with the advances of public policies for the development of children, play is recognized as a right, as a guiding activity for early childhood, and as a fundamental element for the accomplishment of the rights of children and adolescents.

Within the framework of the agreements reached in the Quality in Early Education Forum in 2020 and in a series of webinars on the quality of early education in Colombia, the Inter-American Dialogue, with the Presidential Council for Children and Adolescents, and the support of the LEGO Foundation, seeks to promote a knowledge-sharing space comprised of two webinars that seek to explore and reflect on the role of play in the childhood agenda in Colombia. The main goal of the first meeting was to socialize and discuss the progress of policies, programs, and initiatives that promote play in childhood.

This second meeting proposes to delve into specific themes about Play from different perspectives, such as play and education, play at home, and play in public spaces. To illustrate these themes, the meeting will focus on different significant experiences from Colombia.

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We invite participants to send questions through the Q&A function on Zoom. This event will be held only in Spanish. 



8:00 AM – 8:20 AM



Ariel Fiszbein
, Director, Education Program, Inter-American Dialogue

María Juliana Ruiz Sandoval, First Lady, Colombia

Carolina Salgado Lozano, Presidential Council for Children and Adolescents


8:20 AM – 9:00 AM

Play and Education


Experience: Laugh, play, and learn from aeioTU
Presented by María Adelaida López, Executive Director

Experience: Sesame Workshop
Presented by Carolina Casas, Senior Director of Education and Investigation

Comments from Sandra Duran, Dean of the Faculty of Educación, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional


9:00 AM – 9:40 AM

Play, Upbringing, and Family


Experience: Crianza Amorosa + Juego (Upbringing and play) from Play and Childhood Corporation

Presented by Ruth Camelo, Director

Experience: Pisotón Uninorte Program
Presented by Ana Rita Russo, Director of Affection and Education Program

Comments from Daniela Duque, Project and Operations Manager, Movilizatorio


9:40 AM – 10:20 AM

Play in the Public Space


Experience: Urban 95, Foundation Bernard van Leer
Presented by Victoria Chávez, Officer

Experience: International Rescue Committee (IRC) 
Presented by Camilo Valenzuela, Coordinator of Education

Comments from Mauricio Galeano, Deputy Director of Cultural Facilities, IDARTES

10:20 AM – 10:30 AM

Closing and Next Event


Diana Ibeth Urueña, Advisor at Presidential Council for Children and Adolescents


Lego Foundation

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