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Kindhearted Kids

Ages:  7-9
Program Length:  10 Lessons
Setting:  Schools, After-School, Summer Camps
Average Cost: $1,200 (group of 25)

The Kindhearted Kids Program is designed to teach ethics, values and formation of character through an exciting and memorable curriculum, which involves a child's all-time favorite topic: animals. Incorporating the adoption of a stuffed dog or cat as a catalyst to teach the core values of Kindness, Respect, Responsibility, Empathy, and Citizenship, immediately sparks children’s attention as they are captivated by their pet, and character instruction naturally takes root in the hearts of children.

Ten teacher-friendly lessons are aligned with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) competencies of Self-Awareness, Self- Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision-Making, as well as strands of reading, math, and writing into each lesson. All necessary materials are included, which makes this an easy, yet robust program for anyone to deliver!

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Icle Freeland, Community Outreach Director

What to Expect

Throughout a ten week simulation, students care for a stuffed dog or cat. After each lesson, which is full of activities designed to support children in defining, recognizing and applying each core value of Kindness, Respect, Responsibility, Empathy, and Citizenship, the children transport their pets from their educational setting to home in an adoption pet carrier, documenting and reflecting upon daily experiences with their pet in the Kindhearted Kids Pet Journal.

During this research-based, social-emotional learning (SEL) program, children learn to make good decisions for people, animals, and the environment. Involving all living things is a way to bring children's hearts into the learning process.

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The Kindhearted Kids Student Kit includes one stuffed cat or dog, one pet adoption carrier, and one student journal.

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Set of 3 hand puppets, used with the Kindhearted Kids Program.

The Two by Two Kindhearted Kids Program is so much more than a cute program about pets. The way this program weaves character education into highly motivating lessons is masterful.

Tammy Duehr | Dubuque Community Schools

DEA President, former 2nd grade teacher,
District Instructional Coach & Language Arts Facilitator

How does it fit academically?

The Two by Two® Kindhearted Kids Program is a unique approach to getting to both the minds and hearts of children. The curriculum integrates the core academic standards of reading, writing, and math with the American School Counselor Association Mindsets and Behavior Student Success Benchmarks. To enhance and deepen the program, the social emotional learning process outlined by CASEL provides intentional instruction of Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision-Making to broaden the understanding of how to be kind, respectful and responsible citizens. 

SEL is the road map…core values are the mile markers.
You cannot have social-emotional learning without core values.


"Children need to actively engage the heart to become empathetic and compassionate people."

Dr. Michele Borba
Building Moral Intelligence - The Seven Essential Virtures that Teach Kids to Do the Right Thing

Educational Psychologist, Best-Selling Author and Motivational Speaker

Need Help with Funding?

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