The Kelly Bear C.A.R.E.S. Curriculum (Character and Resiliency Education Skills) is a cost effective, multimedia curriculum that is developmentally appropriate for large or small groups of children ages 5-9. Kelly Bear is a friendly, life-size-bear who interacts with real children and serves as both teacher and hero while the children master new skills and understand new concepts. Children readily identify with the green bear who makes mistakes but keeps trying to do his best. Interactive songs highlight the program. It has been field-tested and proven effective (click here for C.A.R.E.S. Curriculum Research).
Stop, Think, Feel, and Act in a Kind Way.
Leah Davies is helping a student develop empathy for others by saying, "Feel. How does she feel?" S.T.F.A. is an element of the Kelly Bear C.A.R.E.S. Curriculum.
The goals of the program are to enhance children's total development and to prevent problem behaviors by promoting the following 12 key skills:
The twelve areas of growth are measured by evaluation
forms completed by adult observers (often teachers) and by the children
themselves. Parent evaluation forms are included and are completed during
the Parent Program held the last session
of the C.A.R.E.S. Curriculum.