The Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum merges two complementary fields: social-emotional learning (SEL) — with its emphasis on empathy, resiliency, and self-awareness — and humane education, which nourishes compassion for self and others. The Curriculum focuses on five fundamental SEL themes: Achieving Awareness, Finding Feelings, Encouraging Empathy, Cultivating Cooperation, and Dealing with Decisions.
Versatile and fun, the Curriculum and its supplemental materials are effective in classrooms, afterschool programs, libraries, homes, and other settings.
With versions designed for grades Pre-K through high school, the Curriculum provides lessons, activities, and objectives that promote academic success, cooperation, social responsibility, and compassion. Each lesson has a dual focus on children and shelter animals.
Whether in a school or in the community, today’s multi-faceted library is a hub for exploration, education, and literacy of all kinds, making it the perfect environment for the Mutt-i-grees initiative. We developed a special binder – Mutt-i-grees in the Library, which may be used in public libraries and children’s museum. Librarians praise the program’s ability to reinforce a wide range of skills crucial to developing a lifelong love of learning.
Mutt-grees at Home uses the Curriculum’s proven principles and practices to provide guidelines that help families enhance their children’s social and emotional skills, increase their ability to communicate and manage emotions, and encourage empathy within the family and beyond.
The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum empowers students to make a real-life difference through advocacy and action in their own communities. Each Curriculum kit showcases the efforts of local animal shelters, discusses humane issues and provides a range of service learning activities.