Playworks Mid-Atlantic

We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in

About

Emotional, physical, and social skills are key in building our next generation of leaders. At Playworks, we help schools and youth programs create a healthy and inclusive environment for all kids.  Learn more about our impact.  Visit our websites in Greater Washington D.C. and Maryland/West Virgina.

Greater Washington DC

1411 K Street, NW, Suite 6
Washington D.C. 20005

t: 202.822.0097
f: 202.747.5880

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Maryland/West Virginia

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

t: 410.779.3307
f: 443.927.7248

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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.

News


March 24, 2020

#PlayAtHome with Playworks ›

Playworks wants to help make sure kids still get to play every day. School closures are significantly changing day-to-day life for kids across the country and the world. Families are looking for ways to keep their kids engaged, active, and having fun. And teachers are looking for support interacting with students virtually. Playworks is here…

December 4, 2019

Oregon State University Study Finds High-Quality Recess Positively Impacts Student Behaviors ›

A recent study by the Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Services found that high-quality recess contributes to the executive function, emotional self-control, resilience, and positive classroom behavior in elementary school children. While past studies explored the benefits related to the amount of recess time, this is the first study to address…

November 12, 2019

Playworks Mid-Atlantic’s Real Players Don’t Bully Event 2019 ›

On October 30, 2019, Playworks Mid-Atlantic celebrated the culmination of the Real Players Don’t Bully Campaign with a special Let’s End Bullying event. This year Playworks Mid-Atlantic engaged numerous influencers including actor Nick Cannon, actress Lizzy Greene, musician Chris Urquiaga, CBS sports reporter Darren Haynes, and Baltimore Ravens #27 Cyrus Jones. We are honored to…

November 7, 2019

Give Kids the Childhood They Deserve ›

When kids feel included and supported at recess, they’re more likely to thrive in school and in life. Everyone deserves a chance to become the best possible version of themselves. Kids need us to make that possible for them.  Not all kids feel like they fit in at school. Feeling safe and like you belong is…

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Upcoming Events


Playworks Mid-Atlantic Corporate Kickball For Kids 2020 ›

Rally your team members for the annual Playworks Corporate Kickball Fundraiser taking place June 19, 2020 at Carroll Park in Baltimore, Maryland Corporate Kickball is an employee engagement event and…

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