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Active Recess

Key elements of a quality recess program:

  • Provide at least 20 minutes of recess every day for all students, preferably before lunch and outdoors.
  • Teach positive playground expectations.
  • Create universal participation by offering multiple activities at recess.
  • Map the playground to designate different areas of play.
  • Provide equipment to increase participation and to decrease congestion on play structures.
  • Provide group games, led and supervised by adults, to actively engage students and help build social skills
  • Provide adequate staff training for recess.

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