What is Playworks?
Playworks is an organization that helps schools and youth programs create recess and play environments where every child can join in. All kids should experience the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. Playworks is a national nonprofit respected for evidence-informed services and strategic approach to scale. They are now looking beyond the schools that they serve to help 3.5 million students in 7,000 schools experience safe and healthy play every day by 2020.
Why is play important?
Play is a basic human need. Kids who play are resilient, empathetic, and active. Through play, kids learn to make friends, solve problems, and believe in themselves. Even in hard times.
Onsite Coaches – Create a culture of play before, during, and after school every day with a skilled Playworks Coach.
Consultative Support – Equip your recess team through on-site support and modeling during the school day.
Staff Training – Sharpen play facilitation skills with on-site Playworks Pro professional development for your staff.
Online Learning – Experience the power of play with bite-sized online courses.