Playworks Arizona

Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

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All kids deserve the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in.

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November 13, 2017

Coach of the Month ›

We are proud to announce that Erin Mahoney is Playworks Arizona’s Coach of the Month! Erin has been an absolute rock star from the very beginning. Her peers and colleagues say that she is a pleasure to work with because she gives 110%. Erin is always on top of her game. Not only is she…

November 13, 2017

Junior Coach of the Month ›

We are happy to announce that our Junior Coach of the Month is the amazing Dahlia of Loma Linda Elementary. Word had spread around Loma Linda that there was a fourth-grade girl who was an amazingly talented soccer player. When Dahlia was asked to be a Junior Coach she was unsure, but her site-coordinator was…

November 13, 2017

September Staff Member of the Month ›

Our Playworks Arizona Outstanding Staff Member of the Month is Coach Jaime Pagliarulo or, as her students call her, Coach P.! Coach P. is creating a positive and inclusive school community at Frye Elementary School. Anyone who knows Coach P. knows that she has a big and giving heart, and she has what it takes…

November 10, 2017

Sequoia Lehi Charter School offers personal attention to students ›

There’s that old saying, “Big things come in small packages.” It certainly fits Sequoia Lehi Charter School in Mesa, where the school’s small physical size enables teachers and staff to make a big impact on K-6 students. “The most important thing to us is that we don’t want to be a big school,” said Matt…

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Upcoming Events


December 2 @ 9:00 am

PlayShop AZ ›

Playworks is pleased to offer our PlayShop, a three-hour experiential workshop for all adults working with youth. The PlayShop will equip you with: Tangible group management and conflict resolution tools…

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A Better Recess


Instead of going back to class energized and ready to learn after recess, kids often return upset and unable to focus. We can change this. At a great recess:

Kids are at their best

Kids bring out the best in themselves and each other. They learn the value of fair play, compassion, and respect. They practice key social and emotional skills.

Kids become leaders

They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.

Kids choose to be active

When all students are included and all students know how to play popular games, every child has the opportunity to discover the joy of active play.

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2002 E. Clarendon Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85016

t: 408.677.1673
f: 480.269.9009
development: 480.374.4395

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