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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October 23, 2019

Playworks Southern California Impact Report 2018-2019 ›

Playworks Southern California is pleased to present this impact report highlighting our programs and services during the 2018-19 school year! For more information, please contact Celeste Soto at celeste.soto@playworks.org. For partnership inquiries, please contact Michelle Serrano at michelle.serrano@playworks.org. Click images or download a printable version of Playworks Southern California’s Impact Report 2018-2019.

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September 30, 2019

Playworks Provides Personalized Programs For Child’s Play ›

Playworks currently brings a collaborative playtime to more than 19 different school districts across Southern California and 91 elementary schools. At each of these schools, children gain the benefits of a healthy play environment where every child can join in.

September 23, 2019

It’s Recess Checkup Week ›

It can be hard to understand the impact that your play space has on your school’s culture and your students’ experience, and while there are a lot of solutions worth trying, it’s tough to know what’s working and what’s not. Recess Lab is designed to help more principals, teachers, and students discover the power of…

September 17, 2019

Playworks Junior Coach Program named in DOJ’s ‘Promising Program’ ›

Recently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) reviewed evidence of the Playworks Coach program and found that the program met the criteria for a Promising Program intended to improve school attendance.  The DOJ invests in reviewing research that shows programs positively impact attendance because higher rates of kids attending school “prevents or reduce crime, delinquency, or…

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Upcoming Events


March 07, 2020

2020 Playworks “Race for Recess!” LA Marathon & 5K Team ›

Conquer 26.2 miles, the Charity Challenge, or a family-friendly 5K. Transform 500,000 lives. Kids need to play, and we need your help. Join Team Playworks and run the 2020 Los…

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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.

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

t: 310.822.4148
f: 310.988.2540


             

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