Playworks Pacific Northwest
|Name||Playworks Pacific Northwest|
|Mission statement||To improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.|
|Service(s) description||Through direct-service coaching and training, Playworks partners with elementary schools, districts, and after-school programs to integrate games into recess to create a welcoming place for every child on the playground. With an emphasis on social-emotional learning and skill-building, students feel included while being active and developing valuable skills needed to thrive in the classroom and beyond.|
|Program impact||Playworks programming is designed to get kids in the game and to help schools build a community of playing together to make recess safe, inclusive, and fun for everyone. A 2013 evaluation of the implementation and impact of Playworks programming, conducted by Mathematica Policy Research and Stanford University, revealed that compared to non-Playworks schools, Playworks schools see: ● a 43 percent difference in the way teachers rated bullying and discipline issues ● a 20 percent difference in the way teachers rated students feelings of safety on the playground ● a 43 percent difference in the amount of time spent in vigorous physical activity during recess ● a 34 percent difference in time spent transitioning from recess to the classroom|
Community programs are organized into categories known as Community School Elements. All community programs associated with Playworks Pacific Northwest are listed below and each program may be provided at 1 or more schools. You can use the 'Show Details' buttons to learn more about each program.
Behavior/Social and Emotional Learning and Supports (1 program)
Programs that support adults and students in developing 21st century skills and competencies such as self-management, social awareness, responsible decision-making, and building trusting relationships, in order to handle ourselves, our relationships, and our work/studies effectively. This is inclusive of programs supporting alternative discipline approaches such as restorative justice.