Playworks of Greater Washington DC

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 15, 2019

Playworks Leadership NOW ›

Why Play Matters Play is vital for our children’s development of civility, social skills, physical activity, and leadership. Through safe and healthy play, we have an opportunity to make a mark and shift the dynamic for our youngest generation and those that support them. This is our mission at Playworks With electronics, a lack of…

August 6, 2019

Football Extravaganza 2019—Breaking Barriers ›

On May 24, Playworks partnered with Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation to host the second annual Flag Football Extravaganza. The event took place at Folger Park in SE, Washington D.C. Both Brent Elementary and St. Peters participated in this day of play. Washington Valor players Jared Dangerfield, Deveric Gallington, Jadar Johnson, and Leon Mackey J instructed…

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July 22, 2019

How SEL transformed our school ›

SEL has helped a DC Dean of Students to promote a safer, more loving and joyous school  family environment, and has truly transformed the school. By partnering with Playworks,  Langley Elementary has experienced a large shift in promoting a positve, safe and meaningful recess environment.

April 23, 2019

Kindness is Cool—Play Matters! ›

Radio celebrities Kojo Nnamdi and Angie Ange Dedicate Air Time to the Power of Play! Playworks is the leading nonprofit helping kids build valuable social and emotional skills through play. Through two recent on-air interviews, NPR’s Kojo Nnamdi and Angie Ange of WKYS 93.9 are doing their part to raise awareness about the need, impact,…

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Events


October 30, 2019 @ 8:00 AM

Let’s End Bullying 2019 ›

Join us as we celebrate the culmination of Playworks’ Real Players Don’t Bully campaign and bullying awareness month over breakfast, awards, and a solution-oriented panel. Playworks and Google headline this…

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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.

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1411 K Street, NW, Suite 6
Washington D.C. 20005

t: 202.822.0097
f: 202.747.5880

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