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

VISIT SITE

   

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


August 15, 2019

Playworks Leadership NOW ›

Why Play Matters Play is vital for our children’s development of civility, social skills, physical activity, and leadership. Through safe and healthy play, we have an opportunity to make a mark and shift the dynamic for our youngest generation and those that support them. This is our mission at Playworks With electronics, a lack of…

SmartBrief

July 22, 2019

How SEL transformed our school ›

SEL has helped a DC Dean of Students to promote a safer, more loving and joyous school  family environment, and has truly transformed the school. By partnering with Playworks,  Langley Elementary has experienced a large shift in promoting a positve, safe and meaningful recess environment.

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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