decades in the making
Element of Play® (EOP) is a program developed to bring about psychosocial change and rehabilitate communities in areas of extreme poverty and disaster. We know that adverse childhood experiences cause trauma in children. This trauma causes them to miss critical developmental milestones and creates lasting negative consequences in their lives, which has a cumulative effect on their communities.
Through Element of Play®, WWO provides children and adults with access to play-based experiences and learning to support child development and school readiness, heal trauma and create healthy, connected and vibrant communities. The program includes the comprehensive EOP Curriculum and Training Program; the EOP Toy Library; storytelling; music-in-motion; dance; academic support; imagination and arts programming.