About Playworks

Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children’s social and emotional health. Playworks has served over 3,000 schools and reached more than 2 million students directly and through professional training services since our founding in 1996. We are changing school culture by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day.

We create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills. Playworks partners with schools, districts, and afterschool programs to provide a service or mix of services including on-site coaches, professional training for school staff who support recess, and consultative partnerships.

Playworks Mission

To improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.

Playworks Vision

One day every child in America will get to playevery day.

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Beth Eisen