Foundations for healthy social-emotional learning include trust, respect, personal responsibility, a sense of belonging, acceptance, and caring commitment.
Second Step: A Violence Prevention Curriculum is a universal prevention program that proactively teaches critical social and emotional skills to all children. The curriculum goals are focused on reducing aggressive and disruptive behavior while promoting social-emotional competence. The ability to transfer learning to real-life situations is a major goal of the Second Step program that must be supported through repeated practice in multiple settings. All staff play a role in reinforcing and modeling desired skills and behaviors to achieve this end. (Second Step, 2002)
Here at CCA, Second Step is incorporated in daily instruction where students are taught skills for learning and listening. Academic success is fostered by teaching students to identify feelings, manage their emotions, self-monitor behavior, various ways to problem solve and how to get along with others.
At CCA we believe in individualizing education to meet the needs of our students. In order to assist students who struggle with persistent behaviors we have adopted the Check-In Check-Out system. This program provides identified students with a variety of strategies that allow them to manage their behaviors. The one-on-one support they receive helps maintain open communication and the individual attention students desire.