Co-founded by Joan Almon in 2009, The U.S. Play Coalition is an international network of individuals and organizations that promotes the value of play throughout life. Membership is free.
About Defending the Early Years (DEY) is a non-profit organization working for a just, equitable, and quality early childhood education for every young child. DEY
Not Just Cute is the blog of Amanda Morgan, a writer, teacher, speaker, trainer, and mom who advocates for children and for childhood, and for intentional, whole child development.
The mission of APT is to promote the value of play, play therapy, and credentialed play therapists. This is accomplished by advancing the psychosocial development and mental health of all people through play.
The Balanced And Barefoot Blog is where you’ll find posts from author and pediatric occupational therapist, Angela Hanscom and her team.
CCFC is the leading nonprofit organization committed to helping children thrive in an increasingly commercialized, screen-obsessed culture, and the only organization dedicated to ending marketing to children. Our advocacy is grounded in the overwhelming evidence that child-targeted marketing – and the excessive screen time it encourages – undermines kids’ healthy development.
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a national information system providing educators, researchers, and the general public with access to education literature and resources. ERIC is the world’s largest and most frequently used education digital library, composed of more than 1.3 million bibliographic records beginning with 1966.
The Association for the Study of Play (TASP) is the premier professional organization in academia dedicated to interdisciplinary research and theory construction concerning play throughout the world.
Head Start promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families through agencies in their local community. Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the comprehensive development of children from birth to age 5, in centers, child care partner locations, and in their own homes. Head Start services include early learning, health, and family well-being.
The Alliance for Childhood promotes policies and practices that support children’s healthy development, love of learning, and joy in living.
The International Play Association (IPA) is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961. It provides a forum for exchange and action across disciplines and across sectors. IPA’s purpose is to protect, preserve and promote the child’s right to play as a fundamental human right.