Welcome to our Lab

We are the Play Learning Lab, run by Dr. Angela Pyle at the

 University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Attention kindergarten teachers and ECEs!

The Play Learning Lab is looking for participants for a 10-minute survey on equity and access to play-based learning in kindergarten during the COVID pandemic. Click here to share your perspectives.


 Recent News

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Teaching Excellence


Our very own, Dr. Angela Pyle, is the recipient of the OISE Teaching Excellence Award. Click here to read an interview with Dr. Pyle, her research, and what this award means to her.

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Early Years Study 4

Great news to see our continuum of play-based learning featured in the just released Early Years Study 4! Take a look at chapter 2, "Play With Purpose," to read about the value of play-based learning in Canada's early childhood education.  

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Expanding Notions of Play

Play-based learning reaches the University of  Wisconsin-Madison! Click here to read about a community workshop for Wisconsin's early childhood educators and here to listen to a podcast with Dr. Pyle in collaboration with UW−Madison School of Education's Wisconsin Center for Education Research.