UBP has recently partnered with the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) in this endeavor. ACM’s membership represents more than 300 museums around the world, which serve approximately 31 million visitors each year. ACM and its member museums are committed to playful learning and children’s healthy development. Begun in 1962, the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) is a professional member service organization for the children’s museum field. ACM is the only organization representing museums and professionals dedicated to early childhood play, the starting point in the continuum of lifelong learning.
ACM and UBP are working together to expand playful learning opportunities for children to support cradle to career success as well as to engage families, educators, and advocates about the importance of fostering lifelong learning through playful learning experiences. Future partnership activities include strengthening professional development opportunities with children’s museums and the researchers involved in UBP.
Local UBPs engage, inform, and inspire families, educators, child-service providers while showcasing the extraordinary institutions, individuals, and resources in each community. Collectively, through Children’s Museums, we can create greater impact and everyday learning 365 days a year while raising national awareness of the importance of playful learning. Think about the Ultimate Block Party as igniting the passion that is in all of us to play, explore, create and grow and learn.
To learn more about ACM visit www.childrensmuseums.org.