Playworks for every kid

Playworks Illinois
Harnessing the power of play to strengthen our kids, schools and communities.

"Children have learned a myriad of social and conflict resolution skills that had greatly enhanced health, play and interactions among students. This is a great program that should be mandatory in all schools.”

Salvador Perez
Daniel Boone Elementary School, Chicago

Playworks Training
With Playworks Training, learn how to use active play to support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of your kids.

"Our recess is going wonderfully. I have had a 25% decrease in referrals overall, meaning kids are in class learning instead of out. Fights over conflicts in games is down even more than that!"

Cherie Esposito, Principal, Chicago

Collaboration is in our nature
Every Playworks partnership is customized to meet our partners’ specific goals.

At Mattel, we believe in the power of play and the critical link between play and the healthy development and learning of children. With Playworks as a partner, we can directly and immediately translate that vision into direct impact with thousands of children each year.” 

Diedre Lind, Executive Director, Mattel Children’s Foundation 

Spotlight
Back-to-School Signals Time to Think about Recess
With the new school year upon us, Playworks is urging families to add an important task to their already-full plate: reviewing the state of recess at their child’s school.
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Playworks in Illinois