Kid Connection Program Provides Skills for Success

Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:00 am

Kid Connection Program Provides Skills for Success

Every child should have a place and a group of people to meet them where they are emotionally. At the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD), students have such a place and group of people in Kid Connection. The Kid Connection program provides students in elementary and K-8 schools with paraprofessionals who work with students in small groups to develop social-emotional skills to improve academic success.

Since 1991, Kid Connection has supported social emotional learning (SEL) at LVJUSD, and it has dovetailed with the District’s implementation of the Choose Love SEL curriculum in the 2018-19 school year. The Kid Connection program has been able to incorporate the Choose Love lessons that are taught to all students – based on four units revolving around the tenets of courage, gratitude, forgiveness, and compassion in action – into its small group interventions, building on the District-wide foundational SEL curriculum.


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