Parent Coaches Transforming Recess

  1. Updates

Over 25 Parent Coaches run games and help students at Sherman Elementary resolve conflicts every week.  With such success at Sherman, Playworks is launching Parent Coach programs in partnership with PTAs at two more under-resourced schools.  These programs are not only increasing parent involvement but are highlighting the importance of recess and play for elementary students everyday.

The response has been overwhelming, parents are excited about getting involved with their child’s school in such a fun and important way and students love seeing their parents on the yard.  We hope to build on these programs in the months to come.  For more information or to volunteer please sign up online at

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January 12, 2023

Golden State Warriors Community Foundation & Salesforce partner with Playworks ›

We are grateful for our continued partnership with the Warriors Community Foundation and Salesforce during the 2022-2023 school year. With their support, Playworks Northern California has delivered safe and healthy play to over 41,200 elementary school children of promise this year! Check out this inspiring video showcasing our work together:      

A boy and girl holding basketballs on a playground.
A boy and girl holding basketballs on a playground.

November 16, 2022

2021-22 Annual Report ›

We are excited to share with you a look back at everything we accomplished in the 2021-2022 program year. It was a year focused on rebuilding after the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are proud to share that we served 41,200 students in the Northern California Region.  We are thankful for your continued…

three people with Playworks shirts
three people with Playworks shirts

July 28, 2022

A year of social and emotional learning ›

“You can’t do SEL, trauma, or equity work without each other,” Jennette Claassen, Head of Evaluation, Playworks. As Playworks continued to progress on our equity journey, we explored a critical question: what are the intersections between play, social and emotional learning, physical activity, and trauma? A working group focused on this question decided, among other…