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 concerned that:

• Society is indifferent to the importance of play;
• The scale of litigation is increasing and impacting the availability of children’s play environments;
• Children are neglected in environmental planning; then,

Join our interdisciplinary organization and become an active participant with both the USA and International Play Association advocating for the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child and Promoting the Child’s Right to Play.

IPA/USA member groups hold conferences, form advocacy committees, and undertake projects relating to national and international issues.

IPA members receive:

  • Access to a multidisciplinary network of people
  • The IPAWorld magazine, PlayRights
  • The IPA USA online e-journal and are eligible to submit an article for peer review
  • Reduced rates at IPA & IPA USA conferences, and workshops
  • The IPA/USA Quarterly PlayBlast. with recent news, upcoming conferences, and updates
  • An invitation to IPA/USA biannual board meetings.
  • Eligible to become a State Play Advocates to promote Playdays in communities
  • Access to the Play Day Tool Kit 
  • Access to Policy Briefs on a variety of topics as tools for advocacy to states and local communities
  • Access to mini-grant applications 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. 
  • Opportunities to be featured in a Porch Play Chat 

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When you join IPA World, you automatically become a member of IPA/USA.

Join our interdisciplinary organization and become an active participant with both the national and International Association for the Child’s Right to Play.

Membership is handled by IPAWORLD.org using the Apricot system. All membership fees are in English Pounds, the membership price varies based on the daily exchange rate.  https://www.calculator.net/

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When you join IPA World, you automatically become a member of IPA/USA.

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