In 2006 we created and implemented a social emotional curriculum to focus on global awareness and empathy. We developed a not for profit organization, Imagine Kids for Kids to support our efforts. Since then we have formed relationships with several early childhood programs globally and within the US. Our children and teachers exchange information (pen pal programs), collaborate on projects and visit with each other via Skype.
Our goal for Kids for Kids is to help our children understand that they are part of something, larger than themselves. We want them to be aware of their families, friends and their immediate neighborhoods, while learning about how they fit into the global community. Our program focuses on building understanding, inclusivity and empathy for others while learning about sustainability and environmental issues.