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CAFA CARES Relational Virtues for Preschoolers Classes


The CAFA Cares curriculum is a prevention model focusing on early education in relationship skills ensuring future generations will embody the skills of empathy, compassion, perspective-taking, and problem solving. The classes will use artistic and creative means to teach positive ways for a child to understand his or her own feelings and connect well with others. The classes are taught seasonally in Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer sessions. Classes are for 4 and 5-year-olds and are held one day per week with the options of Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.

Social and emotional intelligence concepts will focus on the following themes:

Love/ Compassion

Joy/ Positive Optimism

Peace/ Wise-Mind, Self-regulation

Patience/ Executive Functioning Skills

Kindness/ Empathy, Loving Kindness.

Goodness/ Generosity/ Other-Awareness

Faithfulness/ Secure Attachment, Giving and Receiving Help

Gentleness/ Conflict Management, Problem Solving

Self Control/ Mindfulness, Self-Management

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