The EQ Child consults with parents, schools and communities to help nurture emotional intelligence in children. While traditional educational models focus on academics, The EQ Child seeks to develop the whole child, placing strong emphasis on the other half of a student's report card: the social-emotional skills that are critical to his or her development.
The EQ Child offers workshops for parents with preschool through elementary age children, as well as one-on-one consultation. Our workshops define and contextualize social emotional skills and offer specific ideas for parents on how to develop these skills based on current research and best practice. Children’s literature is used as a primary means to develop these skills.
One-on-one consultations take a more personalized approach, working with parents to specifically address SEL needs with their child or children.
Today’s visionary schools embrace SEL as part of their approach to educating the whole child. The EQ Child offers consulting services ranging from developing a strategy which commits to the Whole Child approach to education, supporting a curriculum based on state SEL standards, and creating plans for fostering parent awareness and involvement.
The EQ Child also offers professional development opportunities for teachers to think about and explore curriculum ideas.
SEL doesn’t stop at the front door of a child’s school or home. Community organizations play an important role in reinforcing the social-emotional themes that are critical to development. The EQ Child offers consulting services to community organizations such as libraries, YMCAs, religious institutions and Boys and Girls Clubs to develop programming to support community SEL initiatives.