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Playworks brings out the best in every kid, through play. 

We build a culture of play that enables kids to feel a real sense of belonging. Partnering with teachers, principals, and parents, we make sure kids have the opportunity to contribute on the playground, in the classroom, and in our community. A randomized control trial found that compared to students at similar schools, Playworks students were more physically active and teachers reported that students had greater feelings of school safety and less bullying behavior. Learn more about our impact. 

I believe that Playworks has made the school a better place by providing students a safe outlet to play and allowing them to come together through play.

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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…

July 30, 2018

Annual Survey ›

Playworks conducts an annual survey of school staff for the purpose of learning more about our impact on students and the school climate as we learn about areas we can improve our programming. The survey covers student behavior during recess,…

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.…

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