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At Playworks, we want every kid to belong.
September 17, 2015
When people label a Playworks recess “structured,” I cringe a little. I know that for many educators and parents, the word structure defines an environment with an agreed upon set of rules... »
Playworks alum Abby Sondak gives inner-city youth a chance to spend the summer at sleep away camp
September 1, 2015
It was May of 2011, and I sat across from my father in a French restaurant in Dupont Circle. “You know Abby,” he said carefully, “You don’t have to go if you don’t want to.”Months earlier... »
Research suggests that playground social skills predict future success.
August 28, 2015
It’s time to welcome our students back to school."This time of year, so many schools are trying hard to improve their school climate," says Playworks Founder and CEO Jill Vialet. "They’re... »
TeamUp, the latest program from Playworks, has enabled us to quadruple the number of schools we can empower.
August 27, 2015
Last year, Playworks debuted a new service, TeamUp, a fusion of our flagship one-coach-per-school program and our training services which provide adults with useful techniques to maintain... »
Recess and extended playtime offer often overlooked opportunities for learning.
August 17, 2015
One of the most overlooked tools in education is the power of play. When humans play, they renew themselves neurologically and emotionally. It's one of the best ways to relieve chronic... »