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Every child deserves a place on the playground—to grow, thrive, and learn.

Playworks is able to bring out the best in kids thanks to the support and involvement of the whole community. By joining our team, donating, or sponsoring Playworks, you can help ensure that every kid gets to play every day. Your support helps us build well-rounded kids for tomorrow’s future.

Schools and Districts

Get recess support for your school or district. Playworks offers onsite coaches, consultative services, and professional development for your staff.

 

Corporate Partners

Learn how your company can sponsor Playworks. Or, partner with Playworks for employee engagement opportunities for your staff.

Community Organizations

Collaborate with Playworks to share resources with your community, or learn about Playworks training for your staff.

 

Volunteers

Volunteer with Playworks as an individual, or bring a group from your company to volunteer on one of our playgrounds.

Play Resources

Find ideas you can use right away to create a positive play environment at school or at home.

Indoor recess
Indoor recess

December 5, 2019

Make the Most of Indoor Recess ›

By the time winter break comes, many schools have had more indoor recess than planned. Even if some students are accustomed to snow and frigid temperatures, the weather can sometimes still prevent outdoor play. Educators feel the effect of being confined to indoor recess just like their students, but they know play is important for…

Children actively playing during recess
Children actively playing during recess

September 3, 2019

Proactively Manage Your Classroom ›

Keeping the attention of energetic kids is challenging. But, it’s also an opportunity to build relationships and have some fun. Take a proactive approach to group management with these tips: Get creative with secret handshakes One-on-one conversations, silly claps, cheers, get-to-know-you games, and compliments are great ways to build rapport and mutual respect. Consider learning…

November 13, 2018

5 Ways to Make Your Playworks Recess a Success ›

In 2017, Playworks and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) partnered to learn more about how effective recess teams drive strong quality and recess outcomes. Close your eyes and picture the best recess you can imagine. What does that look like to you? A quality recess is one that is safe, engaging, and empowering. Play…

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