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 10, 2018

VA Recess Law Roundtable ›

The Results are In! We had an exciting full day of support for the new VA Recess Recess Law with key Virginia legislators, educators and supporters of safe and healthy play on August 7, 2018 in Richmond, VA.  The day opened with a roundtable session hosted at the RMHF followed by a press conference at…

August 1, 2018

Year in Review 2018 ›

Year in Review 2018 As the school year ends and we look forward to the next year, let’s take a look back at this past year and see all the amazing accomplishments, events and ways you made a difference. Thank you for prioritizing play! Year in Review

July 9, 2018

Junior Youth Leadership in Action ›

Playworks of Greater Washington DC’s first joint recess was a learning experience for Junior Coaches at River Terrace Education Campus and Payne Elementary School. On May 14, 2018, the Playworks DC region organized our first-ever joint recess between two schools. We organised a combined recess with Payne Elementary School, a school with a full-time Playworks…

May 23, 2018

Congratulations to our #DoMore24 Campaign Winner ›

Congratulation to Courtney Kuesters McCarthy on winning a Washington Capitals stick signed by Ovi himself.  Thank you to all who gave to Playworks DC during #DoMore24 , helping us raise $34, 000! Help us reach our goal of $40,000 by donating from June 1 to June 8 for a chance to win an awesome prize from Monumental Sports Network. Prize will be revealed…

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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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