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Playworks CEO and Founder Jill Vialet rang the Nasdaq stock market Opening Bell on May 10, 2017. Check out the latest pictures and videos of the event.
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Playworks New Jersey
Harnessing the power of play to strengthen our kids, schools and communities.

"Playworks has taught the kids new fun ways to spend their recess/down time while outside of school. In doing so it's also taught important life skills such as fairness, sportsmanship and teamwork."

Teacher, Peshine/Dayton Elementary School, Newark

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

"I have to tell, Principal Mrs. Nelson was so excited to say that her staff team that participated in training had just conducted an afternoon of games for their students. It was an amazing success! She said the children loved it!"

Anne Bond-Gentry, District Behavioral Specialist

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 New Jersey

Recess Rock Stars

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

Training Client
Burbank Elementary
University Heights Charter
John P. Holland Charter School