The Global Recess Alliance was founded in early April 2020 at the start of the global pandemic. We are a group of scholars, health professionals and education leaders who speak publicly about the essential nature of recess for all children. The pandemic has underscored the need for children’s play. In response, we crafted this statement and created this website to help professionals, parents, and children navigate the ongoing shifting terrains of in-person, remote and hybrid learning for children and youth worldwide.
We have combined our expertise to provide answers and concrete strategies for a recess that not only works under the current circumstances but paves the way for a fundamental shift in the ways schools approach recess. Updated August 12, 2021.
Read and share our Statement on Recess
The Global Recess Alliance is hosted by Successful Healthy Children, a not-for-profit that is tax exempt under IRC Section 501(c)(3), owned by one of the founding members.