Playworks Colorado

Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

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All kids deserve the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in.

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August 24, 2021

Playworks Founder Jill Vialet Publishes ‘Why Play Works’ ›

Play brings out the best in every kid. Over the course of 25 years since Jill Vialet founded Playworks, she and her colleagues, as well as researchers and play experts, have demonstrated precisely how and why play works to help kids learn and grow in the most positive and healthy ways. Jill gathered stories from people…

August 23, 2021

Introducing Playworks Coffee by Cake Crumbs! ›

The Get Out and Play! Blend benefiting Playworks by Cake Crumbs Bakery & Cafe is now available. We are so excited to partner with Cake Crumbs to bring this playful medium blend to your morning! A portion of retail and subscription sale proceeds will go directly to supporting Playworks and the important work we do…

August 18, 2021

Playworks at Aurora Public Schools ›

Considering Playworks as an APS educator? Read more! Playworks Colorado is excited to have the opportunity to partner with Aurora Public Schools in the 2021-2021 school year. We will work together to build on your schools existing assets to increase students social emotional skills and create safe, inclusive opportunities for play for every kid. Welcome…

April 30, 2021

A Day in the Life of a Playworks Coach ›

Here at Playworks, our coaches work directly with our partner schools to ensure that every kid has access to safe and healthy play. Their busy days are filled with Class Game Time, Recess, and other components to our programming. Below is an example schedule from Playworks Colorado’s own Coach Myranda to highlight the work our…

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Events


Playworks Colorado Kickball Tournament 2021 ›

This event is POSTPONED! We look forward to your attendance in June 2022. Get together with your team for Playworks’ annual Kickball Tournament to celebrate 25 years of play and…

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A Better Recess


Instead of going back to class energized and ready to learn after recess, kids often return upset and unable to focus. We can change this. At a great recess:

Kids are at their best

Kids bring out the best in themselves and each other. They learn the value of fair play, compassion, and respect. They practice key social and emotional skills.

Kids become leaders

They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.

Kids choose to be active

When all students are included and all students know how to play popular games, every child has the opportunity to discover the joy of active play.

A Better Recess with Playworks


The Denver Broncos have been a partner of Playworks to bring play to four elementary schools in Denver. Greenwood Academy, McMeen Elementary, Montview Elementary and Maxwell Elementary are the four schools funded by the Broncos partnership and benefit greatly from their support.

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3980 Quebec Street, Suite 140
Denver, CO 80207

t: 720-616-6148
f: 720.457.5001

      

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