Defending play. Advocating for childhood. The how, why, and where. This issue is about activism–advocating for our youngest students, our children caught in a system that is not set-up to educate them in the way that they authentically learn. We will talk about why to advocate and how to build an advocacy platform. We will address how to bring together important stakeholders (teachers, parents, administrators) and what steps need to be taken in order for change to happen locally.