Trim Recess? Some Schools Hold On To Child’s Play

Trim Recess? Some Schools Hold On To Child’s Play
November 07, 2013

Playworks, a nonprofit that works with low-income area schools in California and across the country.

A growing body of research shows that play is fundamental to kids’ development by promoting social interaction, exploration and creativity.

California mandates 400 minutes of recess a month

The school helps pay for part of the program, which costs about $30,000 per year, with federal school money targeting low-income areas.