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Al's Pals: Kids Making Health Choices is a resiliency based early childhood curriculum and teacher training program that develops personal, social, and emotional skills in children 3 to 8 years old. Using 46 interactive lessons, this program teaches children how to: 1) Express feelings appropriately 2) Use kind words 3) Care about others 4) Use self-control 5) Think independently 6) Accept differences 7) Make Friends 8) Solve problems peacefully 9) Cope 10) Make safe and healthy choices, and 11) Understand that tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs are not for children. The lessons use guided creative play, and brainstorming to develop children's social emotional competence and life skills. A nine lesson booster curriculum is used in second or third grade with children who have previously received the full program.

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Name: Susan R. Geller, President
Site or Location Name: Al's Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices
Wingspan LLC 4196 A Innslake Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Phone: (804) 967-9003