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transforming the lives of children and communities in need, as seen on CNN's champions for change

 
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element
of play

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.

 
 
 

changes in
development

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. 

 
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74%

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.

88%

ACCEPTANCE AND WARMTH

88% of adults trained in EOP conveyed more acceptance and warmth, supporting children’s self-esteem and behavioral adjustment.

96%

ADULT ADVANCMENT

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

 

where we work

 
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Serbia

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Vietnam

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