• Monica Gupta Mehta

Competent Kids, Caring Communities

Program Snapshot from Wallace Foundation

Competent Kids, Caring Communities (CKCC) is a PreK-5 program designed to build social-emotional competencies, increase compassion and connectedness, and strengthen home-school partnerships. The elementary level curriculum includes 30-38 weekly lessons designed to fit into the time a teacher or facilitator has available. Lessons typically begin with a 5-minute relaxation and mindfulness exercise followed by an introduction, a question that activates prior knowledge of lesson concepts, an activity related to the lesson theme, a wrap-up, and a short check for understanding. Teachers and facilitators are also encouraged to clarify or teach 3-7 new vocabulary words per lesson. Developed by the Ackerman Institute for the Family.


Areas of Focus (as stated by program) Self-regulation, reflective abilities, respect for others, relationship skills, and taking responsibility




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