NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED:

  • Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) -Select Program (highest possible rating).

  • U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Youth Violence - Promising Program.

  • Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) -Best Practice.

  • Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP) -Level 1 Program (highest possible rating).

  • Office of Justice Programs' CrimeSolutions.gov -Effective Program (highest possible rating).

  • U.S. Department of Justice/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -Effective Program (highest possible rating).*

*The PATHS® program is one of only two universal classroom-based social and emotional learning curricula to achieve this rating.

  • KidsMatter Australian Primary Schools Mental Health Initiative -Highest possible rating in all SEL categories (Australia).

  • Early Intervention: The Next Steps: A Report for Her Majesty's Government -Level 1 Program (United Kingdom) highest possible rating.*

*The PATHS® program is the ONLY universal classroom-based social and emotional learning curriculum to achieve this rating.

  • Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development; University of Colorado - Model Program.

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Model Program (highest possible rating).*

*The PATHS® program was one of only 12 SAMHSA Model Programs that had documented Academic Achievement outcomes -- and one of only two programs designed for children ages 5-12.

  • SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)- Perfect score -- program materials.*

*3.6 points out of 4 in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

  • National Dropout Prevention Center/Network - Model Program (highest possible rating).

  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-Best Practices Program.

  • U.S. Dept. of Education, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program's Expert Panel-Promising Program.

  • The PATHS® program has also been recognized for its effectiveness by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.


The PATHS® Preschool/Kindergarten classroom module is one of two programs in the Office of Head Start's Social Emotional Preschool Curriculum Consumer Report to show evidence of all 12 components of an effective curriculum, with top ratings in

  • Being evidence-based.

  • Being comprehensive across social and emotional development (SE) and approaches to learning (ATL) domain elements.

  • Depth for each covered SE domain element.

  • Well-designed learning activities.

  • Responsive teaching.