Partnership with Aurora Public Schools to Strengthen SEL Skills

  1. Updates

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 throughout the district.

“SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions,” explains the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.

This new support will help teachers, address the trauma kids have experienced during the pandemic, support making up for lost learning by making recess a valuable contribution to the school day, and supporting kids with their Social Emotional Learning and physical activity.

 

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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…

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screenshot of video with several faces

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…