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The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum - Calm, Confident and Caring Kids!

Guided by the research on resiliency, social and emotional learning, and human-animal interaction, the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum includes lesson plans and strategies to actively engage students and promote social and emotional competence, academic achievement, and awareness of the needs of shelter pets, also known as Mutt-i-grees.

In a series of easily implemented lessons organized around five themes that reflect key principles of social and emotional learning and resiliency, students learn critical skills that support self- and social awareness, problem solving abilities, and teamwork. Lessons have a dual focus on children and animals; each lesson plan includes objectives and activities that feature principles in child development and humane education.

The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum is used in

  • Mainstream PreK-12 classrooms
  • Special education classrooms
  • Humane education programs
  • Character education / life skills programs
  • Service learning programs
  • Afterschool programs
  • Bullying prevention programs
  • Health education programs
  • Parent education workshops
  • Preschool / Head Start programs
  • Mentoring programs

Educators using the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum love it! Why?

  • Enhances students’ abilities to succeed academically
  • Improves student behavior
  • Encourages compassion and empathy
  • Promotes student interest in school
  • Positively influences school climate
  • Engages students, teachers, administrators & families
  • Increases awareness of and desirability for shelter pets
  • Positively impacts the community as a whole

The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum is used by

  • PreK-12 classroom teachers
  • Special education teachers
  • Character education teachers
  • Health education teachers
  • Guidance counselors
  • School psychologists
  • Inclusion coordinators
  • Afterschool coordinators