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

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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…

image of coffee bag
image of coffee bag

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…

Coach Myranda Day in the Life Schedule
Coach Myranda Day in the Life Schedule

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…