Strong Kids Curricula

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Books in the series

Whitcomb Strong Start PreK Whitcomb Strong Start K-2
Carrizales Strong Kids 3-5 Carrizales Strong Kids 6-8
Carrizales Strong Teens 9-12

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“Very effective in targeting the development of emotional understanding and regulation.” —Margaret O’Hearn-Curran, Principal, Johnny Appleseed School; Adjunct Faculty, Fitchburg State College

Teach social-emotional competence—the foundation of school and social success—with the NEW editions of the Strong Kids™ curricula! Strong Kids is the fun and easy way to help your students develop the social-emotional skills they need to manage their challenges and succeed in school and life. Each evidence-based, age-appropriate curriculum is:

  • Low cost and low tech
  • Proven to help increase students’ knowledge of healthy behavior
  • Easy to implement with no training required
  • Brief enough to use with any program

How it Works:

Through engaging, thought-provoking classroom activities, students explore their feelings and learn social-emotional skills they’ll use for the rest of their lives: managing anger, reducing stress, solving interpersonal problems, and much more. Each curriculum runs for 10-12 weeks, and lessons are easy to fit into your existing schedule (especially with the new options for breaking them into smaller chunks).Partially scripted lessons, handouts, and worksheets are includ­ed—all photocopiable and available as downloads—so teachers have everything they need to implement the program with little added cost or preparation.

What’s New:

The new editions include user-requested updates:

  • Crosswalk of Strong Kids lessons with five key social-emotional learning objectives
  • Time-saving options for chunking the lessons into smaller pieces
  • Guidance on how to use Strong Kids within an RTI/multi-tiered system of support framework
  • Instructor reflection sections that help educators with lesson prepa­ration and student observation
  • Mindfulness-based activities that help students focus
  • Extension activities that reinforce skills as students practice what they learn
  • Fidelity checklists to help guide you through successful implemen­tation of Strong Kids