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Playworks brings out the best in kids, through play

Playtime is kids’ time. But schools can and should create play environments that help kids be their best. Studies show that recess matters: a thoughtful approach to recess improves children’s physical health and social and emotional learning.

Playworks helps schools and districts make the most of recess through on-site staffing, consultative support, professional development, free resources, and more.

We also support youth programs and other organizations that wish to improve playtime. Organizations like The Centers for Disease Control, and City Year all look to Playworks to inform practice and policy.


Helping Schools Rethink Recess

For over 20 years, Playworks has helped schools figure out what works well on their playgrounds. 

For recess to reinforce school culture, we’ve learned that a holistic approach is needed. Here are a few of the focus areas Playworks helps schools address:  SAFETY, ENGAGEMENT, EMPOWERMENT

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