Caring School Community is a comprehensive, research-based social and emotional learning (SEL) program that builds school-wide community, develops student’s social skills and SEL competencies, and enables a transformative stance on discipline. research-based social-emotional learning program improves the lives of over 15 million students worldwide every year. When students are better equipped to manage their own emotions| form healthy relationships| make good decisions| and cope with everyday social and academic challenges| they are better equipped to learn.
Caring School Community is a comprehensive, research-based social and emotional learning (SEL) program that builds school-wide community, develops students’ social skills and SEL competencies, and enables a transformative stance on discipline.
This CASEL SELect program promotes positive behavior through direct teaching of responsibility, empathy, and cooperation, creating settings where students feel heard, known, and cared for. Students become intrinsically motivated to contribute productively to a community they feel invested in, and where they know they matter.
Alignment with the CASEL Framework and Criteria for High-Quality SEL Programs
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has awarded Caring School Community its highest designation for quality SEL programming, CASEL SELect.
The CASEL SELect designation indicates that Caring School Community is an “evidence-based, well designed, and classroom-based program that systematically promotes students’ social and emotional competence, provides opportunities for practice, offers multiyear programming, and delivers high-quality training and other implementation supports.”
As a SELect curriculum, Caring School Community “has met or exceeded all of CASEL’s criteria for high-quality SEL programming.”
Caring School Community is featured in the CASEL Guide to Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs.