Social Emotional Learning

The importance of social-emotional learning is deeply rooted in our mission and core values at The Lionheart School. In every classroom, the foundation for learning is a warm, inclusive community, and strong, caring relationships between children and teachers. Every child with autism, just like every child, has an emotional life and experiences a widening range of emotions as they develop. Social learning occurs throughout various settings in a child’s school day. This is where children develop their sense of autonomy and their independent voice, even as they develop the values, rules and responsibilities of citizenship in a community. Each day children actively engage their bodies and minds – they negotiate roles, flex their imaginations, experience conflict and peace-making, cooperate for a common goal, work as a team, share materials, forge friendships, assert their feelings and rebound from disappointments.