The Australian Children’s Activities Association (ACAA) is delighted to be able to announce that our first Partner Association is the USA-based International Association of Child Development Programs. In welcoming the partnership, ACAA Director Ross Gage said that “collaborating with good-fit organisations to better the ACAA member experience and grow the Australian children’s activities sector is a cornerstone of ACAA’s strategy”.

Frank Sahlein, CEO of the IACDP, stated “the International Association of Child Development Programs ( is proud to partner with the ACAA for the betterment of the Children’s Activities Industry in both Australia and globally. It is via intentional pairings of groups like these that the entire industry advances, grows and delivers ever-improving services to children.” 

Gage and Sahlein have enjoyed a successful working relationship for over 15 years, which will further enhance the maximising of the alliance.