Danielle Marshall

Danielle Marshall
Director of Community Engagement, KaBOOM!

Danielle Marshall is the Director of Community Engagement Programs at KaBOOM!  In this role, Danielle oversees 3 distinct programs that serve to provide support and resources to communities enabling them to increase children’s access to play through advocacy, education, and community building. Danielle has worked in the field of child development for over 10 years. She began as the Program Director of Jumpstart for Young Children, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the development of language and literacy skills of preschoolers. During this time she created training curriculum and conducted regular observation and feedback sessions with educators.  Her passion for the development of the whole child led to a transition to KaBOOM! in 2008 where prior to taking on her current role she served as the Senior Manager of Research and Education, conducting research and training on the creation of playspaces that maximize play value and extend children’s learning.

Danielle Marshall's Posts

Running, Chasing, Fleeing: Why We Need Rough and Tumble Play

If we can look past our fears that rough and tumble play breeds aggression, we can focus on its merits.

What’s Killing Our Creativity?

Creativity is not something that should be thought of as a privilege of youth. It is something that we each can tap into each day, regardless of age.

Public Health Strategies: Enlisting a New Generation

Service learning presents an amazing opportunity to include children and youth in efforts to deal with the public health crises that are obesity and the play deficit.

Child’s Play: It’s a Social Justice Issue

Play offers children a unique opportunity to face social justice issues head on, while also providing them space to work through a myriad of scenarios that highlight just how aware children are of the disparities we face.