Playworks for every kid

Spotlight
Play it Forward
$100 will support a child on the playground every single day. Play it Forward by donating to Playworks Maryland. (Photo courtesy of ChristopherJason Studios).
National 2016 Most Valuable Principal Winner
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.
Spotlight
Rally for Recess
Playworks held a FREE, city-wide recess where kids from across the city can learn and strengthen their skills for healthy play! (Photo by Bob Reagan)
VIDEO
Off the Sidelines and into the Action
We are changing the way children interact, both in and out of school. Learn how we move kids off of the sidelines and into the action by watching this animation.
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

Spotlight
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.
Playworks Pro
With Playworks Pro, 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 

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Playworks in Maryland

Recess Rock Stars

Meet the individuals and organizations doing their part to ensure that every kid has a place on the playground.

Training Client
Burbank Elementary
Volunteer
Hamilton Elementary