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 to contact us via the form below with your interest and qualifications, and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

Become a State Play Advocate

IPA USA is looking for IPA USA members interested in becoming advocates for play in their State. The State Play Advocate will gather a group of interested individuals, work with state and local partners, and plan and implement at least one PlayDay event per year. Supported by Lisa Latimer, the State Play Advocate Chair and Deb Lawrence, President of IPA USA will be provided through quarterly Zoom calls to help organize and implement PlayDay opportunities. IPA USA has also created the PlayDay Toolkit to assist you in these events.

IPA USA State Play Advocate Job Description

  • Be an active member of IPA USA
  • Create an IPA USA State Advocacy Committee with fellow IPA-USA members that represent rural, suburban, and urban areas that promote playful learning from birth through 18 yrs;
  • Meet through Zoom Conference at least quarterly with the IPA USA State Play Advocacy chair, Lisa Latimer;
  • Use IPA USA resources to promote playful learning across your state, including recess policy papers, policy briefs, IPA USA Guiding Principles, Vision, Mission, and Porch Play Chat podcasts;
  • Organizes one public event per year that demonstrates the value of play to parents, early childhood professionals, policymakers, community leaders using the IPA USA PlayDay Toolkit;
  • Report events, provide photos, and a brief write-up of each of the two public events to the Committee Chair.


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