Association Of Children’s Museums
The Importance Of Play As A Mechanism For Children’s Learning And Development
Laura Huerta Migus
Laura Huerta Migus is a nonprofit professional with more than a decade of experience in Professional development, technical assistance, and grant management with a special emphasis on informal learning environments and community change efforts. She was appointed to the position of Executive Director of the Association of Children’s Museums in 2014.
Formerly the Director of Professional Development and Inclusion Initiatives of the Association of Science & Technology Center from 2008-2014, she was responsible for the planning and implementation of all professional development and equity and diversity efforts for ASTC.
As the former Program Manager of the National Multicultural Institute from 2006-2008 Laura was responsible for managing business development, the planning and coordination of bi-annual national diversity leadership development institutes, and for publication development and relationship building.
She majored in Spanish and Anthropology at Texan A&M University and received a Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership from Saint Joseph’s University.
About Association of Children’s Museums
Begun in 1962, ACM is a professional member service organization for the children’s museum field. ACM is the only organization representing museums and professionals dedicated to early childhood play, the starting point in the continuum of lifelong learning. ACM strengthens children’s museums to be essential community assets by: convening InterActivity conferences; collecting research and best practices; and initiating national and international partnerships with opportunities for local collaboration. Advocating that children’s museums — which annually serve more than 31 million visitors — are a major force in the informal learning community is a priority for ACM and its members. The Association promotes the impact children’s museums have in preparing children for school, building 21st century skills and nurturing a love for lifelong learning. To learn more about ACM visitwww.ChildrensMuseums.org.