Playworks North Carolina

Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

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All kids deserve the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in.

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July 18, 2018

Playworks and Centervention Team Up ›

Playworks and Centervention Team Up to Bring Play-Based Tools to Schools to Help Improve School Climate and Student Behavior DURHAM, North Carolina—July 18, 2018.  Playworks and Centervention® announced a partnership to bring their respective play-based tools to schools across the country in an effort to bring social emotional learning to the forefront of a child’s education. Students with strong…

March 13, 2018

Meet Coaches Kate, Amaya, and Mariah! ›

  This year, Playworks North Carolina is proud to have 10 members serving with us at our partner school communities. They are committed to contributing more than 9,000 hours to service during the 2017-2018 school year. Meet our AmeriCorps coaches! Coach Michael, Coach Amaya, and Coach Mariah share with us the importance of service and…

March 12, 2018

Meet Coaches Kye, Dante, and Courtney! ›

  This year, Playworks North Carolina is proud to have 10 members serving with us at our partner school communities. They are committed to contributing more than 9,000 hours to service during the 2017-2018 school year. Meet our AmeriCorps coaches! Coach Kye, Coach Dante, and Coach Courtney share with us the importance of service and…

March 12, 2018

Meet Coaches Matt, Beth, Michael, and Aminee! ›

This year, Playworks North Carolina is proud to have 10 members serving with us at our partner school communities. They are committed to contributing more than 9,000 hours to service during the 2017–2018 school year. Meet our AmeriCorps coaches! Coach Matt, Coach Beth, Coach Michael, and Coach Aminee share with us the importance of service…

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Recent Events


April 13, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

5th Annual Corporate Kickball 4 Kids Tournament ›

We believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. For over 20 years, Playworks has helped schools figure out what works well on their…

April 28, 2017 @ 12:45 PM

4th Annual Kickball 4 Kids ›

Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that supports learning by providing safe, healthy and inclusive play and physical activity to schools at recess and throughout the entire school day. Playworks…

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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.

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 51729
Durham, NC 27717

t: 919.419.6446
f: 919.237.9163

     

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