Woo hoo! We couldn’t be more pleased to announce our new partnership with the Association of Children’s Museums.
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 strengthens children’s museums to be essential community assets by: establishing standards for professional practice; convening InterActivity conferences (which, by the way, was totally fabulous this year); collecting research and best practices; and initiating national and international partnerships with opportunities for local collaboration.
Advocating that children’s museums — which annually serve more than 31 million visitors — are a major force in the informal learning community is a priority for ACM and members. The Association promotes the impact children’s museums have preparing children for school, building 21st century skills and nurturing creativity and lifelong learning. Find one near you!
From dinosaurs to digestion, stargazing to sand sculpting, children’s museums offer myriad ways to to learn through play and exploration in environments designed just for them.
Beginning in the fall, Parents’ Choice will expand our coverage of bridging the classroom and the playroom and feature children’s museums whose exhibits, special program activities and events complement our editorial content.