Playworks’ evidence-based services make a difference in our community.

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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. 

Kids spend so much time in school learning the academic skills they need to be successful, but how much time do we spend teaching the life­long skills kids need to succeed? Playworks gives us the opportunity to look at education as building humans, not just building students.

Carole Wilson Frye

Former Principal, Clarence Farrington Elementary, Indianapolis, IN

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May 17, 2017

Meet Coach Al ›

When students at Lew Wallace, IPS 107 get ready to rock recess every day, they turn to Playworks Indiana Coach Al to get them moving. Driven by his desire to work with kids and create an environment in which they can…

May 02, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

PlayShop Indiana ›

Playworks is pleased to offer our PlayShop, a two and a half-hour experiential workshop designed to empower you to transform your recess. The PlayShop will equip you with: Tangible group management and conflict resolution tools that can be implemented immediately An inspired…

March 7, 2017

Coach Care Cares ›

A graduate of Carmel, Indiana schools, Coach Carolyn "Care" loves working in her hometown school district. Driven by her love of the outdoors and her desire to get all kids moving and outside every day to improve their well-being, Coach Care found…

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