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About

The CALM Curriculum

The CALM Curriculum© is an innovative Canadian play-based and research informed curriculum specifically developed for young children, four to eight years of age, which connects neuroscience, theoretical research, and positive psychology.  

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The CALM Curriculum is designed to support self-regulation skills and strengthen students’ social emotional well-being, while increasing educators and parents’ knowledge and skills in supporting these areas. This universal curriculum, with prevention and intervention elements, build resilience and protective factors.

The CALM Curriculum© is aligned with CASEL’s Competencies for Social Emotional Development

The CALM Curriculum© is currently being researched by the University of British Columbia (2020-22)

The CALM Curriculum© is housed by not-for-profit, The Fraser Valley Child Development Centre.

The CALM Curriculum© was developed over three years (2013-2015 in conjunction with a University of British Columbia Master of Education Project which provided the theoretical underpinnings, and canvased current evidence based international social emotional learning programs.

A collaborative iterative implementation process was used with educators, professionals and children, with pre and post data examined, as well as qualitative feedback to ensure feasibility, suitability and efficacy.

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All elements of the framework are guided by developmental science, relational, attachment, self-regulation, and systems-leadership-theories, and prioritize authentic and sustainable outcomes, including SEL well-being (child and adult), responsive caregiving, and capacity building.

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The CALM Early Care & Learning Framework

The CALM Curriculum© has created a ripple effect in positive change for the social emotional well-being of young children and was the catalyst for the development of The CALM Early Care and Learning Framework.

Today the framework encompasses several curriculum and programs.

For Teachers & Educators

CALM Pre K

For Teachers & Educators. Ages 2 to 5 years. 

CALM 1

For Teachers & Educators teaching Grade 1.

CALM K

For Teachers & Educators teaching Kindergarten.

CALM 2

For Teachers & Educators teaching Grade 2.

For Parents & Caregivers

CALM Connection

For Parents and caregivers of children 0 - 8 years old.

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All elements of the framework are guided by developmental science, relational, attachment, self-regulation, and systems-leadership-theories, and prioritize authentic and sustainable outcomes, including SEL well-being (child and adult), responsive caregiving, and capacity building.

The framework scaffolds skills and builds on educators, parents, caregivers and early childhood professionals understanding of the complexities, challenges, and opportunities when raising and supporting children in today’s world.

 

All elements of the framework are guided by developmental science, relational, attachment, self-regulation and systems leadership theories, and prioritize authentic and sustainable outcomes, including SEL well-being (child and adult), responsive caregiving, and capacity building.

 

The CALM Early Care and Learning Framework includes training, curriculum, the CALM kit (implementation materials) and resources.

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