Playworks Northern California

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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ABC7 News

February 4, 2019

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green convinces kids to eat fruit and veggies ›

The Get Fit event hosted by the Warriors, Kaiser Permanente, and Playworks included nutrition lesson and activities. The recess games are designed by Playworks and are meant to be inclusive and part of the classroom experience.

January 30, 2019

What’s Your Playsolution? ›

The Playworks San Francisco Advisory Board organized an amazing networking event on January 23. Hosted at Salesforce, Playsolution 2019 was an evening to bring young professionals together, raise awareness about Playworks, and inspire guests to get more involved in the play movement! Guests were welcomed by drinks and appetizers with time to connect with one…

January 25, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Throughout the Bay Area ›

On July 21, Playworks Northern California made it a day ON, not a day OFF. In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday a national day of service. It was an honor to celebrate the day through service to our local communities. With three teams across the Bay Area, we were able…

AEG Worldwide

January 2, 2019

AEG Community Foundation Furthers Playworks Mission in California ›

AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, today announced that Playworks has been granted an additional $25,000 from the AEG Community Foundation as the winner of the #SpreadCheer Challenge.

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Upcoming Events


May 09, 2019 @ 6:00 PM

Get in the Game 2019 ›

Join us for our annual gala 'Get In The Game.' Enjoy an evening of inspiration, playful games, dinner and dance.

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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.

Playworks East Bay

155 Filbert Street, Suite 234
Oakland, CA 94607
t: 510.768.7376
f: 510.779.5507

San Francisco

650 5th Street, Suite #205
San Francisco, CA 94107
t: 415.230.0940
f: 415.373.9163

Silicon Valley

2155 S. Bascom Ave. Suite 201
Campbell, CA 95008
t: 408.412.8340
f: 408.369.1332

         

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