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PlayArts
1241 N. Front St.    
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19122  
   
Private/Independent School
20 students
 

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Employer Website: http://playartsphilly.com
 
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Employer Description
 
Started in 2016 by veteran educator and mom, Krista Yutzy-Burkey, PlayArts provides arts and enrichment programming and a gorgeous,  joyful indoor playspace for kids and parents in Philadelphia. Our beautifully designed and thoughtfully created, award-winning playspace was custom built in a converted Philadelphia Public Bath and crafted to appeal as much to adults as it does to kids.  In Spring, 2021, we launch our latest chapter, PlayArts Creative--a play-based, arts immersion preschool!

Our Mission:

 To cultivate community and inspire creativity.

 

Our Niche:

Socially conscious education through arts immersion, play-based learning.


Our Vision: 

To be a change-making educational leader and impactful community resource, revolutionizing learning, parenting, and employment in and beyond Philadelphia. We want to be the happiest place for children to learn, and the happiest place for employees to work.


Our Core Values:

  • Community
  • Innovation
  • Play
  • Whole-child
  • Joy & Wonder
  • Empowerment


Our Team Characteristics:


  1. We are Positive: Approach work, clients and team members with a positive attitude

  2. We are Direct: Strive for open and honest communication with your teammates

  3. We are Entrepreneurial: Use time and financial resources as if they were your own

  4. We are Problem-Solvers: Work toward finding solutions 

  5. We are Detail-Oriented: Care about the details

  6. We are Ambassadors: Represent PlayArts mission and values with every person you encounter


 
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Diversity Mission Statement
 

We acknowledge that diversity can only make us better and in 2020 we launched our Diversity and Inclusion action plan to better use our business platform toward making a positive social impact. We have lots of work to do, but are committed to making a difference.


Diversity Mission Statement:

To provide a safe and inclusive space and develop thoughtful, socially conscious programming that celebrates diversity, embodies anti-racism and empowers our littlest citizens to be advocates and allies. We believe that this work must start from birth and the arts are a powerful tool in inspiring the next generation of global changemakers.