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Lanesboro, WI: Grant $ so kids in daycare-K receive "social emotional learning"

Feb 8, 2018, La Crosse, WI, WXOW—TV: Copy-Lanesboro Public Schools receives grant to implement a curriculum for social emotional learning http://www.wxow.com/story/37460459/lanesboro-public-schools-receives-grant-to-implement-a-curriculum-for-social-emotional-learning Lanesboro Public Schools has received a grant of $8,838 dollars to implement a curriculum for social emotional learning for kids in daycare through kindergarten and beyond. … The grant not only allows them to develop that curriculum, but they will also be able to come up with teaching techniques to teach students about social emotional learning. Social emotional learning focuses on making sure young kids are ready to socialize with the their peers, are ready for team work and are able to control their emotions if they get upset. Superintendent Matt Schultz said a program like this is important because if children cannot self regulate or control their emotions, it becomes difficult for them to focus on academics and learn. "It's really about how kids can learn to self regulate kind of their emotions, learn to work with other kids, learn how to interact with their caregivers, so adults here in daycare, adults in kindergarten," he said. "Really, it's something that can set them up for success long term." As children grow and develop, and learn to socialize, some might have behavioral problems. The goal of the curriculum is to prepare young children for school, and support their social emotional skills as those skills develop. …