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 is encouraged to continue into the following year. There are currently ten opportunities available for Anne Arundel County and Baltimore County elementary schools.
Funding from The France-Merrick Foundation will serve as a subsidy for elementary schools looking to support their teachers and recess staff to strengthen programming and to provide safe and healthy recess through professional development training (Playworks Pro). Playworks Pro services provide schools and youth serving organizations with an on-site trainer who develops dedicated recess staff with the same curriculum used to certify our school-based Program Coordinators or “Coaches”. Our approach to professional development offers our expertise in transforming recess from what can be a problematic time of the school day to a positive contributor to the learning environment.