Playworks for every kid

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

"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

video spotlight
Why is Kiani Getting Props from Ms. Jackson?
Meet Kiani. Kiani is a Junior Coach who, with the help of Playworks, comes back from recess reinvigorated and ready to learn. And her teacher Ms. Jackson gives her props for that.
Playworks Training
With Playworks Training, learn how to use active play to support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of your kids.

"I don't think I realized the immediate and wide reaching impact [Playworks] would have on the culture of the school. We have kids playing together now that would never have in the past."

Fran Roy, Chief Academic Officer

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
Five Big Wins for Play in 2014
Last year was an unprecedented one for Playworks and there is much to be proud of. In 2014, there were many big wins for play, but here are our top five.
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Playworks in Maryland