Deadline Approaching to Submit Products for Back-to-School STEAM Accredited Toy List (April 29)

April 21, 2022 | Toy companies that wish to be included in The Toy Association’s “Back-to-School STEAM Accredited Toy List” have until Friday, April 29 to submit their educational playthings for evaluation by the Association’s STEAM Accreditation Program, which was developed in collaboration with the Good Play Guide.

Products that earn an official “STEAM Stamp of Approval” through the accreditation program will be featured on a special back-to-school STEAM toy list. This special promotional opportunity is open to all toy and game manufacturers. Toy Association membership is not required.

Toys that make the list will be promoted in a press release and The Toy Association’s Toy News Tuesday newsletter, prioritized for TV segments presented by The Toy Association’s toy trends team, and featured on The Genius of Play’s website and social media channels. The Genius of Play is The Toy Association’s consumer-facing initiative dedicated to helping parents and caregivers raise healthy and happy kids through the power of play.

The deadline to submit products – including the online form AND product samples – is April 29, 2022. For additional questions, contact

Note that STEAM accreditation is not guaranteed, and accreditation fees apply. To learn more about the accreditation process, the fees, the criteria used to evaluate toys, the benefits of getting accredited, and the various promotional opportunities that come with it, visit