Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that provides coaching and professional development to teach, model, and empower a sustainable elementary school recess programs. District schools may purchase one of three Playworks programs to support recess activities:
- Playworks Coach, which provides a full-time coach to facilitate organized play during recess and class time,
- Playworks Pro, which provides professional development to school staff, and
- Playworks TeamUp, which is intended to be a sustainable middle ground between the Coach and Pro models.
The TeamUp model provides schools with an on-site recess consultant one week (40 hours) per month. The consultant models and demonstrates best practices and provides ongoing training and consultation for the recess team.