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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August 1, 2022

2021-22 Year End Report ›

After two years of isolation and adapted schooling, our students and staff spent a full year together in school buildings. We continued innovating to meet the needs of students, schools, and partners. Our return to in-person events was filled with joy, and throughout it all, bringing the healing power of play to students across New…

three people with Playworks shirts
three people with Playworks shirts

July 28, 2022

A year of social and emotional learning ›

“You can’t do SEL, trauma, or equity work without each other,” Jennette Claassen, Head of Evaluation, Playworks. As Playworks continued to progress on our equity journey, we explored a critical question: what are the intersections between play, social and emotional learning, physical activity, and trauma? A working group focused on this question decided, among other…

parent playing with kids outside
parent playing with kids outside

July 21, 2022

Games to play at home this summer ›

Are you looking for games to play at home using only things found around your house? Look no further! In case you haven’t heard – school’s out for summer! With long stretches of hot days still to come, you might be looking forward to playing some new games with your family or people in your…