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 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…

August 12, 2019

Playworks Wisconsin 2019-20 Impact Report ›

For over 20 years, Playworks has given kids foundational skills for success on the playground, in the classroom, and in the community. We are the leading organization that leverages play to promote healthy behaviors and increase social and emotional learning, at recess and throughout the school day. Last school year alone, Playworks ensured more than…

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August 8, 2019

Playworks Partners with the Zilber Family Foundation ›

Playworks Wisconsin is one of many local nonprofits receiving support from the Zilber Family Foundation this year.  A grant of $75,000 will support Playworks efforts to ensure safe and healthy play in the Lindsay Heights, Clarke Square, and Layton Boulevard neighborhoods.

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Events


April 30, 2020 @ 7:30 AM

Playworks Wisconsin Get in the Game 2020 ›

Save the date for Playworks Wisconsin’s Get in the Game 2020! Please join us as we celebrate thousands of students having access to safe and healthy play everyday. This event…

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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


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

t: 414.220.4301

         

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