The Global Recess Alliance was founded in early April 2020 at the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic. We are a group of scholars, health, and education leaders who speak publicly about the essential nature of recess for all children through their school years, including high school. The pandemic underscored the need for children’s play. This applies to all young people in school, children and adolescents alike.
In response, we crafted a statement and created our website to help professionals and parents protect and deliver safe recess. As we enter the post-COVID-19 era, we have revised our statement with an emphasis that recess be included in every educational decision, considering and promoting what is in the best interest of the child: the right to rest, leisure, and play. Updated Fall, 2022
Read and share our Statement on Recess
The Global Recess Alliance is hosted by Successful Healthy Children, a US-registered not-for-profit company, tax-exempt under US IRS Section 501(c)(3), which is owned by one of the founding members.