Playworks for every kid

How Playworks

We believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. Playworks creates a place for every kid on the playground. It doesn't matter if children have never learned or played games before. We ensure they have a place that is safe and welcoming – where they can play, thrive and contribute. Our goal is that every child takes this positive experience back to the classroom and back to their communities.

Playworks provides programming for any elementary school or youth organization in the country. Our programs include:

Playworks Direct Service

Full-Time Coach for Low-Income Elementary Schools

Through our full-time, year-round direct service model, our coaches enhance and transform recess and play into a positive experience that helps kids and teachers get the most out of every learning opportunity. Our rock-star coaches strive to know every child by name, orchestrating play and physical activity through the five components of the Playworks program every day.

Playworks direct service model has been proven to decrease bullying behavior, increase physical activity and support learning. 

Playworks Training

Professional Development for Schools and Youth Organizations

With hands-on professional development workshops and collaborative consultation, Playworks Training provides school staff with the step-by-step guidance and tools needed to create a positive recess environment for their students.  Beyond the playground, Playworks supports out–of–school time staff with techniques to create more inclusive and healthy play opportunities for the youth in their programs. Through this professional development, our partners develop the essential skills to transform playgrounds and youth programs and change lives.

Interested in Playworks for your school or youth organization?

To learn how Playworks can make a difference at your school or organization, Contact Us and a local Playworks staff member will respond directly.