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Friendly Schools Plus Teacher Resource: Early Childhood (Ages 4–6)

Early Childhood (Ages 4–6)

This title is part of the Friendly Schools Plus series. Friendly Schools Plus is a schoolwide program to reduce bullying and foster a caring culture for students at every grade level. Contact us to learn about on-site training opportunities for your staff.

Discover an evidence-based approach to reduce bullying and foster a supportive school environment for students ages 4–6. The authors explore the role students' emotional and social development play in their academic success and emphasize the importance of positive peer groups and parent involvement. You'll acquire teaching and learning resources to support student development and create and sustain a positive school culture.


  • Develop a safe school environment that supports learning and promotes healthy social skills among students.
  • Explore the relationship between school culture and students' learning and health.
  • Discover strategies to help bullied students and discourage bullying.
  • Implement policies that foster positive teacher-student relationships.
  • Access resources to facilitate and strengthen classroom activities and practices.

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Section 1: Whole-School Practice
Chapter 1: Social and Emotional Learning
Chapter 2: Bullying—Evidence Before Action
Chapter 3: Effective Classroom Practice and Environment
Chapter 4: Positive Peer Group Influence
Chapter 5: Physical Attributes of the School
Chapter 6: Supportive School Facilities and Activities
Chapter 7: Strengthening Family Links
Chapter 8: Developing Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom
Section 2: Teaching and Learning Resources for Ages 4–5
Chapter 9: Self-Awareness
Chapter 10: Self-Management
Chapter 11: Social Awareness
Chapter 12: Relationship Skills
Chapter 13: Social Decision Making
Section 3: Teaching and Learning Resources for Ages 5–6
Chapter 14: Self-Awareness
Chapter 15: Self-Management
Chapter 16: Social Awareness
Chapter 17: Relationship Skills
Chapter 18: Social Decision Making
Appendix A: Activity Sheets
Appendix B: Resource Sheets


Appendix A: Activity Sheets

Appendix B: Resource Sheets