Playworks Maryland and West Virginia

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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September 23, 2019

It’s Recess Checkup Week ›

It can be hard to understand the impact that your play space has on your school’s culture and your students’ experience, and while there are a lot of solutions worth trying, it’s tough to know what’s working and what’s not. Recess Lab is designed to help more principals, teachers, and students discover the power of…

September 17, 2019

Playworks Junior Coach Program named in DOJ’s ‘Promising Program’ ›

Recently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) reviewed evidence of the Playworks Coach program and found that the program met the criteria for a Promising Program intended to improve school attendance.  The DOJ invests in reviewing research that shows programs positively impact attendance because higher rates of kids attending school “prevents or reduce crime, delinquency, or…

August 22, 2019

Playworks Maryland ›

Watch this Playworks video created by Nicholas Weiler and Gariella Puntueriero for Towson University Service Learning (Dr. Dave Reiss, instructor).

May 8, 2019

Maryland’s Power Player Named Teacher of the Year 2019 ›

Playworks Maryland is proud to recognize our very own Power Player Kyair Butts on his selection as Baltimore City Public Schools Teacher of the Year! Kyair Butts is a member of Playworks Maryland’s Young Professionals Board and known as the teacher with the “infectious energy” at Waverly Elementary/Middle School. He is known for his passion for language arts…

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Upcoming Events


October 30, 2019 @ 8:00 AM

Let’s End Bully 2019 ›

Join us as we celebrate the culmination of Playworks’ Real Players Don’t Bully campaign and bullying awareness month over breakfast, awards, and a solution-oriented panel. Playworks and Google headline this…

November 06, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Mid-Atlantic Game Changer Event MD & WVA ›

Join us for lunch at one of our partner schools and learn more about how the power of play can transform schools. You’ll have an opportunity to observe the Playworks…

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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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