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Special Programming: Programs


Montgomery Nursery School is proud to use the PATHS program as our social-emotional learning curriculum.  The PATHS program is evidence based and proven effective.

Each week, Dr. Andy Sweeney of Basset Psychological Services, Mrs. Sprang, and their puppet friends, Twiggle and Henrietta, come to all classrooms ages 3+ to teach lessons to the children.  Lessons included topics on emotional identification (like happy, sad, mad, frustrated, excited, nervous, and jealous), lessons on how to be a good friend, and ways to cope with and express uncomfortable emotions. Each classroom will receive a 15-20-minute lesson each week to discuss these important topics.

Positive Aspects of the PATHS program:

  • Grounded in science of children’s brain development

  • Developed and refined through nearly 30 years of research

  • Has been included or cited in over 40 published studies and texts

  • Received the highest possible rating from Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development (Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, University of Colorado)

  • Aligned with the Ohio Early Learning Standards for social and emotional learning

  • Correlate to Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and American School Counselor Association Standards

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