Part 1: The 20-Session Programme for Young Children
This section is split into four groups: School Behaviours; Our Feelings; Friendship Skills; and Social Skills. Each group includes a variety of sessions, looking at different topics from within each theme. Each session is then structured to introduce a key skill, feeling or topic. An audio recording of two young children and their teacher is used to illustrate each skill, feeling or topic in a non-threatening and supportive environment.
Each session follows the structure of:
Introduction and aims
Scenario (on audio CD)
Practical Time Activities
Group One: School Behaviours
This group includes sessions on Good Looking, Listening Well, Good Speaking, Sitting Up!, Working Well, Being Safe in Class and Being Safe Out of Class.
Group Two: Our Feelings
In this group there are sessions on Feeling Sad, Feeling Angry, Feeling Afraid, Feeling Surprised and Feeling Worried.
Group Three: Friendship Skills
This group includes sessions on Making Friends, Being Friends and Keeping Friends.
Group Four: Social Skills
Sessions in this group look at Taking Turns to Talk, Taking Turns to Play, Playing with a Partner, Playing in a Group and Playground Play.
Part 2: The Staff Training Programme
This section provides a PowerPoint Presentation accompanied by facilitator notes and training activities for early years teachers and support staff.
An accompanying CD-ROM provides resources and PowerPoint files. A second CD-ROM provides an audio recording of the 20 stories.
Part 3: Appendices
Part 3 includes a selection of key resources:
Certificate of Achievement
Pre and Post Course Checklist
Letter for Parents / Carers
Information Sheet for Parent / Carers
Referrals to Specialist Agencies