The Element of Play is a special place. A place of learning, of sharing, of fun, of healing. It's a space where kids can play to learn, and adults can learn to play-plus start a new path to a different work life ahead. Originally developed to bring about psychosocial change and rehabilitate communities in areas of extreme poverty and disaster, Element of Play uses evidence-based methodologies to guide curriculum and training with the objective of sustainable, positive change. It's an approach that's made us a thought leader in helping communities overcome trauma, and our track record shows our effectiveness; the wide range of people and places that have found success with Element of Play shows its versatility.
After participating in Element of Play® (EOP) for one year, children are given the support they need to catch up and achieve age-appropriate developmental milestones.
EXPERIENCE EARLY CHILDHOOD IMPROVEMENT
After one year in EOP, children in Vietnam more than doubled their personal-social scores on standardized tests and showed a 74% improvement in problem solving skills.
ACCEPTANCE AND WARMTH
88% of adults trained in EOP conveyed more acceptance and warmth, supporting children’s self-esteem and behavioral adjustment.
96% of adults trained in EOP began using more descriptive language, which helped to promote early language and communication skills that are crucial for children’s success in school and beyond