Playworks Southern 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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Latest News

February 15, 2018

LA Galaxy Giving with Playworks in Carson ›

The LA Galaxy and LA Galaxy Foundation visited the local Community Preparatory Academy in Carson for a Playworks Beautification Project on Wednesday, Feb. 7. As part of the event, LA Galaxy front office participated in a morning of community service at the local elementary school, improving Community Preparatory Academy’s school campus into a play space fit for…

January 4, 2018

Lakers Holiday Party for Kids 2017 ›

Watch a fun video of students throwing snowballs and playing with the Los Angeles Lakers and Laker Girls!

December 6, 2017

Lakers Host a Halloween Trick or Treat with Playworks ›

Watch a short video of students trick or treating with the Los Angeles Lakers!

November 30, 2017

Play Summit 2017 at Dodger Stadium ›

On November 15, Playworks hosted its inaugural Play Summit, a gathering of community members and education leaders to discuss the importance of play. In case you missed it, or if you want to relive the day, here’s what happened. After a warm welcome from Nichol Whiteman, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, Playworks…

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Upcoming Events

March 17 @ 3:15 am

2018 Playworks “Run for Play!” LA Marathon Team ›

Conquer 26.2 miles, the Stadium vs. Sea Charity Challenge, or a family-friendly 5K. Transform 500,000 lives. Get Started Kids need to play, and we need your help. Join Team Playworks and…

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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.

Contact Us

460 E. Carson Plaza Drive, Suite 106
Carson, CA 90746

t: 310.822.4148
f: 310.988.2540


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