We believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid.

Kids Reflect on The Presidential Primary

We showed a few of our Junior Coaches clips from presidential primary debates and asked them what they would do differently to resolve conflicts and practice respect. Here are their tips for our nation's leaders. 

Reclaiming Recess

"California Educator's story "Reclaiming Recess" highlights a few California schools and educators who are taking recess back, recognizing recess' crucial role in optimizing a child's social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development, and how learning and attention improve following a break."

School is out...

It's time to get outside and keep kids active. With the summer heat upon us, there are many fun ways for your kids (and you) to keep your cool.

Inside the Impact at Playworks

Playworks founder and CEO Jill Vialet talks with Forbes about how Playworks is working towards the vision that one day, every child in America will get to play—every day.

Event Spotlight
Get in the Game 2016
Over 400 guests rocked (paper, scissors) the Metreon in San Francisco during our 20th Anniversary celebration of the transformative power of play.  Kaiser Permanente CEO and chairman Bernard J. Tyson accepted the 2016 Inspirational Leadership Award from Junior Coaches.  Read more for additional awardees.
Join Our Team

Playworks is growing! To give more kids access to safe, healthy play, we are hiring for new roles in our national and regional offices and at our schools. Join the movement for play!

The Possibilities Are Endless with Playworks Pro

It's almost the end of the school year! Unlock the social and emotional potential of your children with Playworks Pro today!

Playworks Turns Twenty

Throughout the year, we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of Playworks and with it, 20 years of bringing healthy, safe, and inclusive play to hundreds of thousands of children across the country.

Announcing the Playworks Store

The Playworks Store is now open! Promote play with Playworks shirts and swag, or give kids opportunities for safe, healthy play with playground equipment and games. All sales help Playworks leverage the power of play at schools across the country.


Playworks Everywhere

We offer direct service in 23 communities and training services nationwide.

Recess Rock Stars

Meet the individuals and organizations doing their part to ensure that every kid has a place on the playground.

Training Client
Burbank Elementary