Parent Coaches Transforming Recess

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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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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…

April 5, 2022

Golden State Warriors Community Foundation & Salesforce partner with Playworks ›

Check out this inspiring video showcasing Playworks Northern California’s continued partnership with the Warriors Community Foundation and Salesforce during the 2021-22 school year. Playworks has delivered safe and healthy play to over 30,000 elementary school children of promise in Northern California this year. We are grateful for their support of this important work!

March 30, 2022

Playworks Celebrates Women’s History Month ›

Playworks Northern California celebrates Women Leaders who have contributed to the Power of 25 years of Play. During this month, meet remarkable female leaders who strive to ensure that every student on the playground feels valued and heard. Throughout Southern California, these women have contributed to empowering students, especially young girls, to get in the…