IPA – International Play Association – USA

IPA-USA carries forth the mission of its parent organization, IPA World. To accomplish the Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles, IPA-USA does the following:

Advocates for the ratification by the USA on the Convention of the Rights of the Child
Acts as a resource for other national and international organizations and UN agencies by providing consultations, speakers, and serving on committees
Increases awareness on the importance of play across the lifespan, infant, toddler, preschool, primary, middle, secondary, post-secondary, adult play
Produces Porch Play Chats, conversations with play experts on a variety of play-related topics.
Developed a Play Quiz in partnership with the Genius for Play to help parents and families assess the amount of time their young child has to play
Published the Children in Crisis document In conjunction with the UNICEF Emergency Task Force, This document provides activities that support those working with children during a crisis.
Hosts the IPA USA BLOG “PLAY TALK” to discuss current events, such as public schools eliminating recess, news articles, and questions regarding playful learning.
Promotes Trees over Screens by selling t-shirts to support limiting screen time
Recruits and supports State Play Advocates to promote Playdays in communities. (Members Only)
Published a Play Day Tool Kit (Members Only)
Publishes Policy Briefs on a variety of topics as tools for advocacy to states and local communities. (Members Only)
Provides training and conferences to advocate, support, and educate about issues regarding play.
Produces and publishes the IPA-USA E-journal to connect research and practice that support play. (Members Only)
Publishes a Quarterly Play Blast with recent news, upcoming conferences, and updates (Members Only)
Offers mini-grants to IPA USA members who are offering professional development conferences with the theme of promoting play, doing playdays, or conducting parent workshops on the importance of play. (Members Only)
Opportunities to be featured in a Porch Play Chats

IPA-USA carries forth the mission of its parent organization, IPA World. To accomplish the Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles, IPA-USA does the following:

Advocates for the ratification by the USA on the Convention of the Rights of the Child
Acts as a resource for other national and international organizations and UN agencies by providing consultations, speakers, and serving on committees
Increases awareness on the importance of play across the lifespan, infant, toddler, preschool, primary, middle, secondary, post-secondary, adult play
Produces Porch Play Chats, conversations with play experts on a variety of play-related topics.
Developed a Play Quiz in partnership with the Genius for Play to help parents and families assess the amount of time their young child has to play
Published the Children in Crisis document In conjunction with the UNICEF Emergency Task Force, This document provides activities that support those working with children during a crisis.
Hosts the IPA USA BLOG “PLAY TALK” to discuss current events, such as public schools eliminating recess, news articles, and questions regarding playful learning.
Promotes Trees over Screens by selling t-shirts to support limiting screen time
Recruits and supports State Play Advocates to promote Playdays in communities. (Members Only)
Published a Play Day Tool Kit (Members Only)
Publishes Policy Briefs on a variety of topics as tools for advocacy to states and local communities. (Members Only)
Provides training and conferences to advocate, support, and educate about issues regarding play.
Produces and publishes the IPA-USA E-journal to connect research and practice that support play. (Members Only)
Publishes a Quarterly Play Blast with recent news, upcoming conferences, and updates (Members Only)
Offers mini-grants to IPA USA members who are offering professional development conferences with the theme of promoting play, doing playdays, or conducting parent workshops on the importance of play. (Members Only)
Opportunities to be featured in a Porch Play Chats

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