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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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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May 3, 2019

Power Player Kyair Butts Selected Baltimore City Public Schools Teacher of the Year ›

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! Sending a huge WHOOOSH Clap your way for leading the way in educating students!   Learn more about Kyair’s work at Waverly Elementary.

April 22, 2019

Students Shine at Junior Coach Leadership Conference ›

On April 13, 2019, nearly 100 Junior Coaches from eight Baltimore city and four Anne Arundel County schools came together at the UA House in Baltimore, Maryland, for a day of team building activities and games to learn about conflict resolution, leadership, inclusion, and so much more.   As fourth and fifth-grade leaders, Junior Coaches regularly…

March 22, 2019

Playworks Earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency ›

Playworks just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Plus, we’ve provided fresh…

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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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