Playworks Wisconsin

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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September 10, 2018

2018 Get in the Game Luncheon a Success ›

THANK YOU! On May 30, 2018, Playworks Wisconsin hosted 120 guests and community leaders for our 2nd annual Get in the Game Luncheon. This year’s event recognized Milwaukee Succeeds as a major investor for their support for training and consulting for 12 schools in the city of Milwaukee. We also honored the School District of…

September 4, 2018

Playworks Launches Principal Cohort ›

Playworks Offers Professional Development Training through Milwaukee Succeeds Funders Collaborative On August 13, 2018, Playworks officially launched its innovative professional development program in partnership with Milwaukee Succeeds. The MilwaukeeSucceeds Funders Collaborative has invested $116,000 in piloting a new approach to student safety, engagement, and empowerment focused on adult training and professional development around recess. Playworks has aligned a layered partnership approach…

April 5, 2018

Milwaukee Succeeds Awards $116,000 to Playworks Wisconsin ›

The grant from the Milwaukee Succeeds Funders Collaborative will help Playworks Wisconsin assess recess practices and train adults. The Milwaukee Succeeds Funders Collaborative has invested $116,000 in an innovative approach to student safety, engagement, and empowerment focused on adult training and professional development. Through many months of collaboration with St. Anthony School, Milwaukee Public Schools…

April 5, 2018

Ms. Meshia Honored as Educator of the Month ›

Every month, Playworks Wisconsin nominates and votes for an Educator of the Month. In February, the award went to Ms. Meshia at Lloyd Barbee Montessori School. Coach Mychaela, who nominated Ms. Meshia for the award, wrote about Ms. Meshia’s embodiment of the Playworks mission: “Ms. Meshia is an amazing play champion. While she doesn’t have…

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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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3600 W. Pierce Street
Suites A & B
Milwaukee, WI 53215

t: 414.220.4301

         

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