Playworks Theory of Change

The Playworks theory of change is one product in a series of final reports from the Study of Playworks Implementation in Eight Bay Area Schools. It describes the components required to bring about the program’s long-term goal of healthy child development in several domains.  It is not intended to show the actual impact of the program, but rather the building blocks that must connect together in order for these impacts to be observed.

The Playworks theory of change includes:

  • Pre-conditions for Playworks to launch at a school
  • Playworks components and inputs
  • Playworks outcomes
  • Ultimate goals

This theory of change builds on earlier study publications, including a literature review, three issue briefs, an interim report, and a final report.