New Haven elementary schools give all kids recess, everyday

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The New Haven Independent just published a story entitled "New Recess Rules Kick In" which details the implementation of recess for kids in all grades pre-k to 5 as required by a new Conneticut state law. Included in the article are some challenges and concerns for schools who are now required to provide daily recess for their students. Read the whole story here.

Playworks knows that recess can be tough, but we are here to help get you on track. We can help schools and districts plan a high-functioning recess complete with a variety of offerings from our professional development programs

Your school can be use the power of play to bring out the best in every kid and Playworks can help you create a place for every kid on your playground. Let's work together to make sure that every kid has fun and is part of the game!

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May 25, 2021

Recess Reboot at the Guilmette Elementary School ›

Playworks knows that recess is one of the most critical opportunities for students to be physically active, build core social-emotional skills, and build relationships with their peers. However, recess can often be a source of stress and chaos for schools – especially in light of new guidelines and restrictions due to COVID-19. For some added…

Principal Coleen Smith
Principal Coleen Smith

May 24, 2021

Recess Rocks in RI prioritizes Rhode Island students’ health and well-being throughout COVID-19 crisis ›

Recess Champions program recognizes educators who have made play a priority   Recess Rocks in Rhode Island, a six-year old partnership of Playworks New England, the Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition (RIHSC) and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), has launched an initiative to recognize school professionals who have made it a priority…

May 21, 2021

Six Boston Schools Receive $25,000 in Wellness Grants After Helping Get Boston Back in Motion ›

More Than 3,000 Students Participate in Month-Long Effort Aimed at Improving Health and Well-Being of Youth BOSTON  – Boston Back in Motion, an effort to get young people across Boston to stay active as schools transition back to in-person learning, on Friday awarded six Boston schools a total of $25,000 in wellness grants for participating…