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Professional Development

Join us for a series of quarterly professional development workshops for early childhood educators, teaching artists, and theatre and dance for the very young practitioners!


Workshops take place on Zoom (live only, no recordings). A Zoom link will be emailed to participants one week prior to each workshop date (please be sure to check the time zone difference prior to registering).


Stay tuned for our fall/winter workshop lineup!

Upcoming Events:

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Adapting Theatre Lesson Plans for the Youngest Learners


Tuesday, June 11


7:30pm - 8:30pm Central / 8:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern




Facilitated by Ashley Laverty

Join Ashley Laverty, Artistic Director of Kerfuffle, for an engaging and on-your-feet professional development workshop for teaching artists, theatre professionals, and early childhood educators. Bring your lesson plans, and we will explore practical strategies for modifying your existing lesson plans. Or, if you don't have a lesson plan already, we will craft new lessons specifically geared toward early childhood summer camps. Never taught preschool? That's okay, too! 

Don't miss this opportunity to expand your teaching practice and dream up new lesson plans that both you and your students will be excited about. 

​Register here!


About the facilitator:

Ashley Laverty (she/her) is a theatre maker originally from Worcester, Massachusetts. She is the founding Artistic Director of Kerfuffle, a theatre and dance company for very young children. With Kerfuffle, she has developed and directed The Conductors, Toad Hall, Nested, The Caterpillar's Footprint, Goose and Gert and is excited to direct Toddler Hiking Club this September! She is a teaching artist with over 10 years of experience, working in classrooms, after school programs, and summer camps. She specializes in drama in the early childhood classroom and has designed and facilitated summer camps for children ages 2-17 around the country, including Childsplay and VOICES (Tempe/Phoenix), the Stage School (Chicago), the Rose Theater (Omaha). Ashley resides in Chicago and currently teaches with Lifeline Theatre and The Stage School. She holds an M.F.A in Theatre for Youth from Arizona State University and a B.A. in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Musical Theatre from Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts. For more information, visit

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