Playworks announced that Dr. Chad Kramer, principal of Patterson Park Public Charter School in Baltimore, Maryland, has been selected as the recipient for the 2016 Most Valuable Principal Award for his commitment to going above and beyond to ensure his school allows time and space for play.
"Playworks has been 'life-saving' and 'life changing' to our school environment. We have better attendance, less tardiness, less behavior conflicts and increased student focus and achievement.”
Teacher, Liberty Elementary, Baltimore
Playworks Turns Twenty
Throughout the year, we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of Playworks and with it, 20 years of bringing healthy, safe, and inclusive play to thousands of children across the country.
“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
Playworks is grateful to our partners, who share our belief that every child deserves a place on their school playground. Learn how partnering with Playworks can create opportunities that help kids find their place in the world through play.