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Playworks Partners with Healthy Chicago 2.0
Playworks teamed up with Healthy Chicago 2.0 to help make Chicago a connected, vibrant and healthy city for all residents by expanding opportunities for safe, healthy play for every kid in Illinois.
How Play Fits Into Social and Emotional Learning
Chicago Public Schools is encouraging learning through play.
Playworks Illinois
Harnessing the power of play to strengthen our kids, schools and communities.

"Children have learned a myriad of social and conflict resolution skills that had greatly enhanced health, play and interactions among students. This is a great program that should be mandatory in all schools.”

Salvador Perez
Daniel Boone Elementary School, Chicago

Playworks Pro
With Playworks Pro, learn how to use active play to support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of your kids.

"Our recess is going wonderfully. I have had a 25% decrease in referrals overall, meaning kids are in class learning instead of out. Fights over conflicts in games is down even more than that!"

Cherie Esposito, Principal, Chicago

Collaboration is in our nature
Every Playworks partnership is customized to meet our partners’ specific goals.

At Mattel, we believe in the power of play and the critical link between play and the healthy development and learning of children. With Playworks as a partner, we can directly and immediately translate that vision into direct impact with thousands of children each year.” 

Diedre Lind, Executive Director, Mattel Children’s Foundation 


Playworks in Illinois

Recess Rock Stars

Meet the individuals and organizations doing their part to ensure that every kid has a place on the playground.

Howe Elementary
Training Client
Burbank Elementary
Mary Gage Peterson Elementary School