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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February 6, 2019

Playworks DMV Partners with OSSE ›

Playworks of Greater Washington DC brought safe and healthy play and a productive discussion on the benefits of play to the Health and Wellness Division of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). On January 30, 2019, Playworks of Greater Washington DC was honored to team up with the Health and Wellness Division…

January 25, 2019

An Imperfect Union ›

Playworks of Greater Washington DC provided the opportunity to host a civil conversation by inviting An Imperfect Union and their participants to the Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School for a Junior Coach leadership training. An Imperfect Union, a weekly series that brings people together with opposing views on a variety of topics, is a…

January 25, 2019

Wrapping up a Successful MLK Day of Service 2019 ›

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 was a success at Playworks DMV! We partnered up with our friends at the Monumental Foundation to beautify Neval Thomas Elementary School here in Washington, DC. More than 40 volunteers showed up to give us a helping hand. Several volunteers brightened up the hallways with a fresh coat of blue…

January 2, 2019

Playworks Named 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit ›

Playworks is proud to receive the 2018 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “Playworks is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits. “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support…

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Events


April 25, 2019 @ 5:30 PM

Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament ›

Will you be the new Rock Paper Scissors Champion?   Calling all Rock Paper Scissors Rock Stars!   When: Wednesday, Apr 25, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. Where: TBD How: Sign up as…

Inaugural Junior Kickball Fundraiser ›

Playworks Presents its Inaugural Junior Kickball Fundraiser Support fun and safe play for all students with a friendly kickball tournament! Junior Kickball is an opportunity to volunteer to coach, donate,…

June 08, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

9th Annual Kickball for Kids Tournament ›

Playworks DMV Kickball Sponsorship Kickball for Kids is an employee engagement event and fundraiser for Playworks DMV that gets your team out of the office and onto the kickball field for…

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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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