Playworks at Aurora Public Schools

  1. Updates

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 and overview of Playworks programming from our Program and Partnership Director, Ellen Jenks.

Playworks is validated in the market.

As kids go back to school, play will be more important than ever. Playworks CEO Elizabeth Cushing discussed with USA Today the critical role of play and recess in supporting kids through this challenging transition time. Read more here

More Updates


group of adults assembling kits
group of adults assembling kits

February 2, 2022

Partner with Playworks – Teacher Appreciation Kits ›

Playworks strives to engage with corporate partners and their employees as they play with purpose and experience the importance of our mission – as safe, healthy play and connectivity to our communities proves to be as important as ever – for youth and adults.  This opportunity is a fun and tactile way to engage corporate…

screenshot of recess video
screenshot of recess video

Aurora Public Schools Teams up With Non-profit to Strengthen Kiddos Social & Emotional Skills

November 29, 2021

Partnership with Aurora Public Schools to Strengthen SEL Skills ›

The browser you are using does not have support for iframes. Please upgrade to the latest version to see this content. Aurora Public Schools is partnering with Playworks to increase opportunities for kids to gain critical social and emotional skills through play. This new support is available to elementary school students at 32 elementary schools…

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…