The Children’s Media Association is a passionate community of makers, thinkers, and innovators who believe that by learning and growing together, we strengthen ourselves, our community, and the media that we create for children and families.

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Collectively, individually and across kids media we seek to inspire industry excellence through virtual Panels, in-person Events, Workshops, Mentorship, and Research & Insights Reports. We understand the privilege and the responsibility we share as the creative community shaping the minds and hearts of our children … and thereby, our future.

The Children’s Media Association is a nonprofit organization connecting the dots across all media verticals. With chapters in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and virtual members around the world, we are building the future of the kids and family media industry.

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We are a 100% volunteer-run. Your generous donations fund all that we do to inform, inspire, and connect those working across the kids and family media landscape.

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From New York to Los Angeles, the Bay Area and in other parts of the globe, our volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization! 🌎🗽🌴🌁 We are immensely grateful for the dedication and passion our volunteers bring to our community! With skillsets spanning marketing, event planning, membership coordination, and much more, they play a pivotal role in shaping memorable experiences for our members. And here's the exciting news – we're looking to expand our volunteer family! If you share the enthusiasm to give back, have some fun and join a team of dedicated and passionate industry professionals, we invite you to join us! Curious about joining our incredible volunteer team? Dive into the possibilities and learn more by clicking the link in our bio! 
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💡From animation to gaming, books to podcasts, we've got it all covered! Join us as we empower, inspire, and celebrate the magic of children's media! Catering to over 7 dynamic media verticals, we're committed to providing our members events that are crafted to inspire, connect, and propel you forward. Join industry experts and pioneers in our thought-provoking panels. Immerse yourself in skill-enhancing workshops that cater to every level of expertise. Get ready to be front and center at the most exciting gatherings in children's media! Become a member today by checking out our website. Link in bio. And stay tuned for announcements and updates for our 2024 events! 🎉
💫 Our mentorship program is the guiding star for those in the children's media industry. Through our mentorship program, we're creating a global network of storytellers, illustrators, and content creators. Ready to be a part of this incredible journey? Whether you're seeking guidance or want to share your wealth of experience, the mentorship program is the place to be! Check out the link in our bio to learn more about the mentorship program and other exclusive membership benefits. If you’ve been a part of the CMA mentorship program, tag someone that has been a mentor or mentee in your life and spread the mentorship love! 💟
On the 5th day of CMA, we celebrate our nonprofit 501c3 status! In every workshop, virtual meetup, insightful panel, and joyful event, your generosity shines through. As a 501c3, memberships, donations and sponsorships provide the fuel we need to drive our mission forward. Become part of our purpose-driven community!

💫Your support ensures that our events and meetups are vibrant, inclusive, and unforgettable. 

💫Your contributions empower us to connect experienced mentors with eager minds, fostering growth, learning, and collaboration.

Want to get involved? Click our bio link to join, donate or inquire about sponsor levels. With your support, we can achieve greater impact across children's media together!
Why does the Children's Media Association exist? For (4) kids and families. The Children's Media Association works to inspire, inform  and connect those across kids and family media so we can shape future generations of bright, emotionally strong, and empowered youth who will create a better tomorrow. Build your skills. Spark innovation. Develop quality content. Stay on top of trends. Share knowledge. Everything we do uplifts media and futures. 🤗 Join us! #ChildrensMediaAssociation #12DaysofCMA #ForTheNextGen #UpliftingMedia #InformInspireInnovate #Edutainment #MediaImpact  #kidsandfamilies #uplift #ChildrensContent #FamilyMedia
📆 Mark your calendars, set your reminders, and let's make this week one to remember! Link in bio to register for these upcoming events! 😁

Monday: We’ll dive into the world of toys with the Good Play Guide Toy Review! Dr. Amanda Gummer and Joe Burke will be your guides, providing insights into demystifying the toy review process. 🧸

Wednesday: It's time to celebrate the season with our global holiday party! Join us virtually as we come together to spread joy, laughter, and festive cheer. Dress in your holiday best, grab some virtual eggnog, and let's make memories! ❄️

Saturday: CMA LA invites you to a movie night at the iconic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood to experience the enchanting journey of WISH. Get ready for a magical cinematic experience with your fellow community members. 🍿