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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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,…

April 16, 2019

3 Things to Look Out For When Evaluating Recess ›

Join us in achieving safe and healthy play for the kids at your school! Playworks has a free self-assessment for schools called the Recess Checkup—a three-minute quiz that will help you assess the current state of your recess. Based on your answers, you will receive tailored feedback to help you improve safety, engagement, and empowerment…

March 25, 2019

Kindness is Cool! An Impactful Day of Leadership and Peer Training ›

Playworks of Greater Washington DC (Playworks DMV) and the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation co-hosted the Playworks Annual Junior Coach Leadership Conference (JCLC) 2019 on Thursday, March 14, at Capital One Arena for a day of team building, learning, awards, and getting to know other students from across the DMV. The Junior Coaches used play…

March 22, 2019

Playworks Earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency ›

Playworks just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Plus, we’ve provided fresh…

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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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