Playworks Indiana

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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March 12, 2018

Playworks Indiana’s February Teacher of the Month ›

Playworks Indiana recognizes Sarah Zack, Assistant Principal and Recess Coach at Francis Parker School 56, as its February Teacher of the Month. Mrs. Zack has been the power behind Playworks at Francis Parker all year. As the Recess Manager, she makes sure that all of her staff are thinking about recess every week. She receives…

February 13, 2018

Playworks Indiana’s January Teacher of the Month ›

Playworks Indiana recognizes Staycie Lievens, kindergarten teacher and recess coach at New Augusta South, as its January Teacher of the Month. Why was this teacher nominated? Site Coordinator Abby nominated Miss Lievens and her kindergarten team from New Augusta South for their amazing job at making sure that all students are active at recess. You can catch Miss Lievens…

January 17, 2018

Playworks Indiana’s December Teacher of the Month ›

Playworks Indiana recognizes Rosa Vazquez, social-emotional learning teacher and Junior Coach lead at Arlington Woods, as its December Teacher of the Month. Why was this teacher nominated? Playworks Site Coordinator Abby nominated Ms. Vazquez for her diligent work to form a strong and capable Junior Coach team to lead recess changes at Arlington Woods. How does this teacher…

December 19, 2017

Playworks Indiana’s November Teacher of the Month ›

Playworks Indiana recognizes Chantal Rawlins, Spanish teacher and K-3 recess aid at CFI 70, as its November Teacher of the Month. Why was this teacher nominated? Coach Care nominated Ms. Rawlins for her positive, engaging presence while working with students. She is present at kindergarten through third grade recess periods. At each recess period, she joins in and…

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Upcoming Events

May 02, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

2018 Playworks Indiana Kickball Tournament ›

About Our Kickball Tournament Playworks’ Kickball Tournament is an active employee engagement event that brings teams of 10-15 coworkers together through tournament play of the beloved playground game—kickball. Companies will…

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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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708 E. Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

t: 317.602.4771


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