2022 Annual Conference

October 6 - 9, 2022 REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Click HERE to learn more. Mark your calendars, and join us in…


If you believe that: • Play, along with the basic needs of nutrition, health, shelter and education, is vital for…


Why is Advocating for Play so Important? Alarming Trends Affecting Childhood IPA USA is deeply concerned by many alarming trends…


MINI GRANT OPPORTUNITY To be eligible for a grant, you must be a current member of IPA USA The USA…

What We Do

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

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If you believe that: • Play, along with the basic needs of nutrition, health, shelter and education, is vital for the development of the potential of all children;• Family participation needs to be strengthened by support systems such as play leadership;• Environments and programs to meet children’s real needs should be created. If you are…

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State Play Advocates

How does IPA/USA advocate for play across the nation? By having advocates like you at the local level. Not all support for this cause is monetary – sometimes the most important donation you can make is your time. We are in the process of expanding this network and would love your participation. Please feel free…

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Donate and Help Support Play

Your support can make all the difference in a child’s day. IPA-USA is a 501(c)(3), and your donation is tax-deductible.

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Play Talk

Articles and Discussions around the importance of Play. Members can find more in our Play Blast and eJournals!

Play Experience with Dr. Walter Drew

 Play Experience #9 is happening this Saturday October 30, 12:00pm EST.  COME spend a little time in the virtual play space, a safe, relaxing state of being in which you experience enjoyment, focus, creative contemplations, and self discovery. Be sure to bring some play materials that you would like to explore, arrange, and share the story…

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Keeping Kids Safe Outdoors as the World and Roads Reopen

View this important safety article from BankRate Insurance   https://www.bankrate.com/insurance/car/keeping-kids-safe-during-reopening/

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Porch Play Chats Recruitment and Article

International Play-Based Learning Community Gathering For Weekly Porch Play Chats. Read this article. https://beingmakers.org/international-play-based…/ Here is an article about our Porch Play Chats. We are currently recruiting for our October Porch Play Chat series. If you are an advocate for Play and would like to participate in a Porch Play Chat, email Deb at ipausa2019…

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