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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November 28, 2022

Playworks Southern California Impact Report 2021-2022 ›

Playworks Southern California is pleased to present this impact report highlighting our programs and services during the 2021-22 school year! We are excited to share with you a look back at our accomplishments during the 2021-2022 school year. During the year, we focused on rebuilding after the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic during two school…

November 4, 2022

Playworks Southern California Completes Park on the Move Program Partnership Year #1 ›

As our communities emerge from a year of isolation, Park on the Move supports kids re-engaging through sport and play. Playworks celebrates year one of three in partnering with Park on the Move, a mobile program to bring a unique play experience to youth in neighborhoods who have limited access to park and recreation space.…

October 7, 2022

Los Angeles Dodgers visit Playworks Southern California Partner School ›

It’s not every day a Playworks school receives a visit, let alone a play day with not only one, but three Major League Baseball players and National League West champions.  On Friday, September 30, 2022, students from Northrup Elementary School in Alhambra, CA were ear to ear in smiles as they experienced such an unforgettable…

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…

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Upcoming Events


December 07, 2022

3 Questions to Ask About Your Indoor Recess Webinar ›

Indoor recess doesn’t have to be intimidating. Join us as for webinar 2 of The Game Plan, a free, four-part webinar series designed to provide practical solutions for principals, district…

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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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1423 Broadway PMB 161
Oakland, CA 94612

t: 310.822.4148
f: 310.988.2540


             

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