Playworks Maryland

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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July 27, 2018

Announcing a Grant Opportunity from Playworks Maryland ›

You are invited to apply for the Playworks Maryland Recess Implementation Grant Opportunity funded in part by France-Merrick Foundation. Playworks Maryland will select ten elementary schools to participate in the initiative during the upcoming school year from September 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. Though funding and the commitment are for one year, partnership with Playworks…

June 6, 2018

A Day in the Life at Frederick Elementary ›

Baltimore, MD—March 13, 2018—Being a Junior Coach is very exciting and important for students. Playworks Junior Coach program gives students the opportunity to be role models and display their leadership skills to their peers during recess. Frederick Elementary has fourteen Junior Coaches, all of whom possess leadership skills, have eccentric personalities, and are eager to…

June 6, 2018

A Day in the Life at George Washington Elementary ›

Baltimore, MD—February 20, 2018—At George Washington Elementary it is apparent that the students appreciate their Playworks coach. While students were lining up before recess their faces were full of smiles and eager to greet the Coach, who the students call “Coach Superman”. Students cheered his name with excitement and were ready to play! The game…

April 12, 2018

Playworks MD Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament 2018 ›

Playworks Maryland had a rocked their annual  March Madness” themed Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament.  Check out photos of this FUNdraising event supporting play for every kid in MD.

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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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2601 N. Howard St.
Suite 310
Baltimore, MD 21218

t: 410.779.3307
f: 443.927.7248


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