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.

your voice.

their future

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.

A huge thank you to our corporate sponsors


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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We are truly grateful for the exceptional mentors dedicating their time to support our Mentorship Program this year, guiding aspiring colleagues on their career paths. Together, through collaborative learning and embracing diverse perspectives, we enhance content quality for children and families. Mentorship is pivotal in driving and enduring positive change in our industry and ensuring its impact on the future. Thank you, Mentors, for your invaluable leadership!

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📢 Attention #CMALA members! 

You don’t want to miss our February Meet-Up at @sightglassla in Hollywood this Saturday at 10 am.

Not only will we have our usual coffee and conversation with our amazing LA members, but none other than @nickanimation lead Neil Wade will also be in the building. Who’s tryna pick this legend’s brain over a cold brew? 🙋‍♀️

Mark your calendars and we'll see you there! And be sure to tag us in your pics from the sesh!
Explore the world of play, toy design and healthcare at our Perspectives on Play virtual panel event! Mark your calendars for February 20 at 12PM PT | 3PM ET |8PM GMT and RSVP via the link in bio.

Our moderator, @joshuawgarrett, Chief Creative Officer at @openreadyland and Vice President at @creativityincorporated, brings over 20 years of experience in creating magical and impactful products for children, including toys for most major toy companies and children’s brands, and many award winners. A former classical musician with a Doctorate from the Juilliard school, Joshua’s diverse background adds a unique perspective to the discussion.

What do you want Joshua to ask @sydthetoykid & @aaronjhorowitz on Tuesday? Let us know in the comments ⬇️

#ChildrensMedia #KidsEntertainment #ChildDevelopment #EducationalMedia #ToyDesign #VirtualEvent #CMAEvent #KidsTech
Immerse yourself in the world of play with experts who have transformed the landscape of interactive experiences for children and patients alike. Get to know the panelists for our Perspectives on Play virtual panel event on February 20 at 12PM PT | 3PM ET |8PM GMT and RSVP via the link in bio!

Our next panelist is @aaronjhorowitz, whose experience growing up with human growth hormone deficiency inspired a desire to bring empathy, design, and a patient-centered mindset to healthcare. He is the co-founder and CEO of @empathlabs (formerly Sproutel), a patient experience studio. Empath Labs is best known for their work creating Jerry the Bear, a best friend for children with type 1 diabetes, @myspecialaflacduck, a robotic companion for children with cancer and sickle cell disease, and the Purrble Companion, a toy to help people find calm. The White House and Barack Obama recognized Aaron as one of 50 honored makers in 2014. 

Have a question for Aaron before Tuesday's event? Drop it here! ⬇️

#ToyDesign #Healthcare #KidsTech #ChildDevelopment #ChildhoodWellness #CMAEvent #VirtualEvent #PositiveParenting
We're leveling up networking with CMA New York's newest program! Join us for an immersive experience where you'll connect with fellow members in smaller, more intimate settings, all centered around shared interests in children's media. Topics will include Audio, Animation, Writing, Educational Media, Performing Arts, and so much more! There's something for everyone! Don't miss out on this chance to network, learn, and grow together. Visit our website to register and see all the details. Link in bio! 

#CollaborativeGroups #Networking #Creativity #CMACommunity #CMAEvents #ChildrensMediaAssociation #NewYorkEvents #KidsEntertainment #MediaCreators
Get ready for insider perspectives from rockstar experts in toys and play! Get to know the panelists for our Perspectives on Play virtual panel event on February 20 at 12PM PT | 3PM ET |8PM GMT. RSVP via the link in bio!

First up is @sydthetoykid, former VP of @WowWee and iconic @TikTok toy guru. With major hits like @Fingerlings, @got2glowfairies and Dog-E under her belt, she literally wrote the book on strategic toy design and brand development. Tune in on Tuesday, as she shares her extensive knowledge and unparalleled expertise in creative strategy.

Have a question for Sydney, drop it below ⬇️

#CMAEvents #ChildDevelopment #KidsEntertainment #TechForKids #ChildhoodWellness #VirtualEvent #PositiveParenting #ToyDesign
New York! Get ready for a chance to connect with each other IRL on Tuesday Feb 27th at @americanwhiskeynyc at 6pm. Grab a bite, get a drink, meet a new friend or two, and make great memories together! Link in bio to register.
Elevate Your Career with #CMAMentorship

New for 2024, Children’s Media Association is offering a lineup of mentoring groups to help you reach the next level in your career.

Curated for passionate learners, these collaborations pair top industry talent with those seeking hands-on guidance in areas like content production, writing, VO, and more.

Applications close today, so act now to secure your spot before slots are filled.

Committed mentors and peers await to support your long-term success. Don't hesitate the time is now to invest in your career. Apply at childrensmediaassociation.org/mentorship

#memberexclusive #mentorship #mediaprofessional #kidsmedia #childrensmediaassociation