Competent Kids, Caring Communities at GCCS

According to research from The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, social and emotional learning can have a positive impact on school climate and can promote academic, social, and emotional benefits for students.

This year, we are excited to reintroduce the Competent Kids, Caring Communities (CKCC) program to GCCS. Competent Kids, Caring Communities is a school-wide social-emotional learning program from the Ackerman Institute for the Family.  It consists of a K-5 curriculum that fosters the acquisition of skills such as friendship building, expressing feelings, problem solving, organizational skills, study skills, and celebrating differences. 

Weekly lessons and activities are delivered by classroom teachers and behavior specialists and are reinforced through take home activities. In grades K-3, puppets are used to help students engage and connect to the activities. This program increases family-school collaboration, teacher-student-parent communication, and helps schools connect families to students’ learning.

If you would like to learn more about this program, please contact Ms. Adams, Supervisor of Student Support Services.