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

May 1, 2018

Day of Play 2018 ›

USC’s Trojan Outreach program recently partnered with Playworks Southern California to hold its annual Day of Play on campus.  Approximately 400 local children were treated to a college prep program that highlighted the importance of play and teamwork.

April 19, 2018

Lakers Partner with City of Hope to Help Kids Become Fit for Life ›

Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Ivica Zubac were among the Lakers players participating in the annual Fit for Life Field Day with over 250 students. The Lakers were proud to partner with City of Hope to help kids from Playworks not only exercise, but also learn about a healthy lifestyle in a fun environment.

April 16, 2018

Hope and Opportunity! The Boys and Girls Club Partners with Playworks Southern California ›

Playworks Southern California has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach in the 2017–2018 school year. To kick-off our partnership, Playworks provided the club’s staff members with a mini preservice training. This fun-filled week included professional development on how to implement safe and healthy play both during club time and in elementary…

April 2, 2018

California PBIS Coalition Recognizes Orange County Playworks Schools ›

Congratulations Playworks Southern California partners on receiving statewide recognition from the California PBIS Coalition! Playworks is proud to have partnered with a special group of 2016-17 California Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coalition Coalition Implementation Award winners who extended PBIS to the playground by creating a safe, inclusive environment for all students to participate in a…

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Upcoming Events

June 21, 2018 @ 3:30 PM

Playworks SoCal 2018 Kickball Tournament at USC ›

SAVE THE DATE and lace up your kicks for the Seventh Annual Playworks Corporate Kickball Fundraiser on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Corporate Kickball is an employee engagement event and fundraiser…

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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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