This year, Playworks Illinois is serving more than 8,800 students in 14 low-income schools with our full-time program in Chicago. We’re also reaching thousands of students, teachers and youth workers across Illinois through Playworks Pro.
We believe that every child should have a place on the playground, and we can give you the tools to create it. Through hands-on professional development workshops and collaborative consultation, Playworks Pro services teach schools and youth organizations to use practical skills that tap into the transformative play to change lives. Evaluation of our training services show a reduction of disciplinary incidents, a decrease of injuries on the playground, and a positive change in students behavior in the classroom.
Tailored to Your Community
Designed for playground supervisors, educators, and youth workers who support playground activities, Playworks Pro leverages the power of play to accelerate kids’ learning and wellness. We offer a range of services delivered by professional trainers intended for groups of ten or more participants, from half-day workshops to full-year immersions. Depending on your staff capacity and goals, we can help you select the option that’s best for your school, district, or youth organization.
At Your Site—Anywhere in the Nation
It doesn't matter where you are in the country, Playworks provides high-energy workshops with coaching and support in your community. Our dedicated trainers work on location in schools and youth organizations of all sizes. This ensures every client receives high-quality, cost-effective service.
Effective, Fun, Professional Service
All of our programs are taught by professional trainers and have been carefully designed to impart tangible tools. Our objective is for your staff to become more successful in helping youth play well together, share, resolve conflicts, and develop leadership.
For a personalized assessment of how Playworks Pro can make a difference at your school or organization, submit the Training Assessment form and a local Playworks account manager will respond directly. You can also browse our Pro FAQs for quick answers to common inquiries.