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  1. Updates

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!

More Updates


September 15, 2021

Creating an Inclusive Playground ›

When children feel included on the playground, it gives them the space to learn and grow in an environment that they know will celebrate their wins and encourage them to learn from their mistakes. As recently highlighted on NBC, health experts are stressing inclusion for school children, which is why we’re focusing on it as…

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September 8, 2021

Playworks Goes Back to School! ›

We know how important addressing children’s emotional needs is to recover from the learning loss and trauma felt throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s where Playworks steps in. Over the past few months, we have been preparing for modified in-person programming with the intention of bringing an impactful, safe, and fun recess to every child in…

September 1, 2021

2020-21 Year End Report ›

Schools were closed. Sports were cancelled. Recess was still on schedule. Throughout the pandemic, Playworks has been a ready and willing partner to schools across our network, helping to redefine the role of play in the lives of students dealing with increased stress, trauma, and anxiety. The support of dedicated partners helped Playworks continue to provide…