Open Circle is a universal, evidence-based social and emotional learning program for Kindergarten through Grade 5 with two goals:
- to proactively develop children’s skills for recognizing and managing emotions, empathy, positive relationships and problem solving; and
- to help schools develop a community where students feel safe, cared for and engaged in learning.
Research demonstrates that Open Circle improves students’ social skills and reduces problem behaviors. Open Circle is foundational to bullying prevention, integral to the 21st century learning standards, and enhances learning across all academic disciplines.