Play Equity

What is play equity?

The primary focus of play equity is to create conditions that allow children to reach their full potential through engaging in unstructured play. Our goal is to help create a framework that allows children to reach their full potential, eliminating disparities in race, income, ability, geography, gender and sexual orientation.

We work to create positive relationships and partnerships with families, educators, leaders and community agencies to increase play opportunities for babies and young children.


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Write to leaders. 

Educate yourself and others.

Throughout the pandemic, socio-economic and racial inequities will continue to grow; but we can work together as a community to ensure those most vulnerable will not fall through the cracks.



Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid

Working together to provide students backpacks that include a digital device, traditional school supplies, personal protective equipment, and some fun activities/surprises to add some back-to-school joy!  Purchase supplies via Amazon Link or donate to fund. 



Local Organizations


The mission of the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project (Playtime) is to cultivate resilience in children experiencing family homelessness by providing and expanding access to play experiences in the shelters where they are being served.  


This nonprofit provides experiences and opportunities for at-risk D.C. students through programming and the support of volunteers.  Tutoring, community events, and exposure to art and sport programs 


Focused more on play space equity, this local organization works nationally to build playspaces and playgrouds through Community-led Builds. 

Downloadable Resources

Equity in Pandemic Schooling: An Action Guide for Families, Educators, & Communities

7 Tips for Raising Caring Kids: Harvard's Making Caring Common Project

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