This page is about the first edition of the Caring School Community program. Visit here to read about the newly-revised, second edition.
Caring School Community (CSC) is a nationally-recognized, evidence-based program for grades K–6 that builds classroom and schoolwide community while developing students’ social and emotional (SEL) skills and competencies.
CSC strengthens students’ connectedness to school, an important element for increasing academic motivation and achievement and for reducing violence and delinquency.
Class Meetings, a cross-age buddies program, Homeside Activities, and Schoolwide Community-Building Activities help students develop respect for each other and take ownership for their learning and behavior. Download the first eight weeks of Class Meetings for grades K–1 or grades 2–6 to see how CSC can help you
- build relationships among students
- directly teach social skills
- address problematic playground behaviors
- set classroom norms, and more.
Coming Fall 2018!
A second, completely revised edition of Caring School Community will be available fall, 2018! Learn more about How the program supports building students’ sense of community while fostering their social and emotional development.
Our Implementation Resources can help support SEL practices in your school or district. View videos of CSC in action, download professional development sessions, and explore helpful resources.