Just as children must be taught to tie their shoes, read and write and solve math problems, so they must be taught to develop qualities of character that are valued by the communities in which we live.
Knowledge and academic success are important. If, however, you are not able to communicate, you can’t work well with people, you can’t manage upsetting emotions and you will have more difficulties in life.
Bullying, substance abuse, self-harm and suicide are all on the increase and now, more than ever, our children need assistance to build their self-esteem, confidence and social/emotional intelligence.
Schools and parents can make an enormous impact on children’s lives by including social and emotional learning into everyday life and this is where The Seedlings Program comes in.
The Seedlings Program has resources and facilitators that make social/emotional learning easy, fun and interactive. All the strategies taught become skills that children will use throughout life and the best part about Seedlings is that new resources are being added all the time.