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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February 15, 2018

Rachel Wyley Presented with State Farm Good Neighbor Award ›

On Tuesday, February 6, Playworks East Bay Executive Director Rachel Wyley was presented with the State Farm Good Neighbor Award on the court floor with the Warriors! The State Farm Good Neighbor Award is given to outstanding individuals who go above and beyond for their communities. Wyley was joined by the Playworks East Bay team, who…

January 22, 2018

Steph Curry Surprises Playworks Students at Get Fit Event ›

Emeryville, CA—January 22, 2018—Golden State Warriors MVP Steph Curry surprised Anna Yates Elementary students on the playground for a Get Fit event today. Get Fit is a collaborative initiative with the Golden State Warriors, Playworks, and Kaiser Permanente to educate Bay Area youth on the importance of healthy eating and active living. During Get Fit…

December 8, 2017

Introducing Warriors GetFit Fridays! ›

This year, Playworks, The Golden State Warriors, and Kaiser Permanente have a Bay Area-wide partnership to promote fitness and healthy eating. In order to make getting fit a lifelong habit, we have provided our partner schools an opportunity to advertise the benefits of getting fit and incentivize healthy behavior in a fun environment. Introducing . .…

August 30, 2017

Story from the Playground: Coach Michael ›

Playworks Junior Coaches help our coaches facilitate recess, but more importantly, they learn how to lead, resolve conflicts, problem solve, and model positive behavior. Playworks Junior Coach Leadership Program gives students a new sense of purpose and provides them with the resources to discover their best selves. Coach Michael explains how giving students more responsibility has allowed them to flourish…

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Upcoming Events


May 10 @ 6:00 pm

Playworks San Francisco Get in the Game 2018 ›

Join us for our annual gala ‘Get In The Game’ This gala will combine your favorite games, hundreds of passionate changemakers, and some inspiring moments. By attending, you’re helping to…

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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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