Every Child Needs a Little Harmony
Imagine a classroom where students are empowered to communicate, cooperate, connect, embrace diversity, and resolve conflict — that’s a Sanford Harmony classroom. Schools and organizations across the country are utilizing the no-cost Sanford Harmony social emotional learning (SEL) program to build healthy relationships and develop boys and girls into compassionate and caring adults.
Is Your Child’s School a Harmony School?
Sanford Harmony is the fastest growing social emotional learning (SEL) program in the country, impacting more than 7.7 million children through more than 140,000 classrooms and 17,000 organizations nationwide.
CASEL SELect Program
Sanford Harmony is a CASEL SELect program, aligned to the five core social emotional learning competencies from The Collaborative to Advance Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the nation’s top evaluator of SEL evidence-based programs. SEL interventions that address CASEL’s five core competencies like the Sanford Harmony program have been shown to increase students’ academic performance by 13%.
Kudos to the creators of the Harmony curriculum for getting it right! It is working for us. We are grateful for your willingness to respond to our needs!
TEDxKidsChulaVista Event Celebrates Sanford Harmony Principles
National University System Expands Sanford Harmony Social Emotional Learning Program Globally Through Partnership with Generations for Peace
NUS @ASUGSVSummit: How Universities Are Positively Impacting Grades PreK-6 Through Social Emotional Learning
“I can think of no better return on investment than supporting a program that can change the lives of children.”
T. Denny Sanford, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
Denny Sanford, one of the country’s most generous philanthropists, has donated $100 million to National University to help make Sanford Harmony’s social emotional learning (SEL) program available to every Pre-K-6 child nationwide and at no cost to teachers, schools, districts and organizations.
Harmony in your classroom or
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A Major New Research Study
Promoting Positive Youth Development Through School-based Social and Emotional Learning Interventions: A Meta-Analysis of Follow-up Effects
CASEL and collaborating researchers broke new ground with the 2011 publication of a meta-analysis of 213 social and emotional learning programs. The 2011 meta-analysis, published in the peer-reviewed journal Child Development, can be viewed here. The study demonstrated numerous positive impacts of social and emotional learning and remains a landmark for the field.
Six years later, a team that includes authors of the 2011 meta-analysis, has completed a new meta-analysis. The new findings were published on July 12 in the peer-reviewed journal Child Development. The study analyzed results from 82 different interventions involving more than 97,000 students from kindergarten to high school, and the effects were assessed six months to 18 years after the programs ended. The research showed, for example, that:
- 3.5 years after the last intervention the academic performance of students exposed to SEL programs was an average 13 percentile points higher than their non-SEL peers, based on the eight studies that measured academic performance. “Although based on only eight studies, these long-term academic outcomes are notable,” the research said.
- At other follow-up periods, conduct problems, emotional distress, and drug use were all significantly lower for students exposed to SEL programs, and development of social and emotional skills and positive attitudes toward self, others, and school was higher.