Making an Impact in Denver

  1. Updates

Our ABC afilliate, Channel 7, recently featured Playworks in a story about the impact the program is having in Denver. It highlighted Johnson Elementary School and the difference Playworks has made since starting in August. Students and adminstrators report increased problem solving skills and recess referrals have drastically decreased. Playworks Denver is in eight schools now and is planning on expanding to 16 next school year. If you are interested in bringing Playworks to your school please contact Andrea Woolley at 720-259-1029.

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September 14, 2020

Navigating the Maze of Virtual Play: A Success Story ›

Imagining play over a zoom call may sound bizarre at first. When I think of play, immediately thoughts of brightly colored playgrounds, tag, and high fives come to mind. I hear laughing in the background, and smiling faces fill my mind’s eye. When we take out the option of playing in person, picturing this incredibly…

September 3, 2020

How Equity, Trauma, and Play Intersect ›

The play opportunity gap Play is critical for healthy child development as it is a safe way for kids to experiment and practice building relationships and cooperating with others. And yet, even in normal circumstances before COVID-19, there wasn’t an equal opportunity for every kid to play. We need to make sure this disparity does…

August 14, 2020

Playful Ways to Build Relationships in 2020 ›

Rapport building is always key to a successful, engaging school year. When kids feel safe, empowered, and cared for, they are more likely to attend school, lean into their education, and develop critical social and emotional skills. This year, students around the country are going to school virtually, in-person with potential virtual experiences during COVID…