How Do You Choose?


Everyone's character education budget is tight. Before you make a decision to purchase character education materials, or engage a program provider, presenter, consultant or evaluator, you owe it to your school or district to thoroughly research and evaluate your potential choices.

Two resources to help you are:

Safe and Sound provides educators with objective information about nationally available programs for the classroom that promote social and emotional learning. It details the costs, the grades covered, which have a rigorous evidence base, which most effectively teach core social and emotional skills, and which provide high quality staff development and support.