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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December 12, 2018

NBA Champions Celebrate Playworks ›

Through the #Hoops4Kids program, the Golden State Warriors donate $500 per made 3-point shot during the regular season to local organizations that work to improve opportunities and outcomes for kids. Playworks Northern California is honored to be one of those chosen organizations. On November 26th our partnership was highlighted at Oracle Arena. The special evening…

December 4, 2018

Junior Coaches at Salesforce! ›

On November 14, 2018 at Salesforce West in San Francisco, we hosted a brand new learning experience for professionals and elementary school students alike. We brought together Playworks Junior Coaches, the Salesforce User Experience team, and a host of guests for deep discussion, fun games, and a career panel focused on the importance of diversity,…

October 25, 2018

Empowering Bay Area Girls and Relationships that Matter ›

On October 6 students from West Contra Costa and Oakland School Districts came together to practice basketball fundamentals at the Playworks East Bay Girls Basketball Jamboree. Stations focused on developing the defensive stance, free throw form, dribbling technique, and so much more! These Jamborees served as a kickoff event for our Girls Basketball League. Throughout…

October 18, 2018

Playworks Brings Families Together ›

On October 6, 2018, Playworks Northern California hosted our First Family Fun Run for Recess. The event was led by our Silicon Valley team and fostered families coming together in play and celebration. Moms, dads, kids and other family members had a super fun time jumping, running, and dodging through obstacles along the Fun Run like…

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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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