The PATHS® Preschool/Kindergarten classroom module specifically addresses the following goals:

  • To increase children's self-control

  • To increase children's ability to get along with others by improving friendship skills (sharing, caring, and other social skills)

  • To enhance children's self-esteem, self-confidence, and ability to give and receive compliments

  • To increase children's understanding and communication of the vocabulary of emotions (verbal mediation and dialoguing about feelings with others)

  • To help children recognize and understand how one's behavior affects others

  • To increase children's understanding and use of logical reasoning and problem-solving vocabulary

  • To improve children's knowledge of, and skill in, the steps of social problem solving   


The PATHS® Preschool/Kindergarten module strongly correlates to the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and is positively evaluated for use in Head Start and other preschool classrooms!                          

  • Helps meet Head Start's social and emotional development goals for school readiness

  • Addresses the Emotional Support, Classroom Organization, and Instructional Support domains of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) tool


The educational objectives for PATHS® Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, and Grade 5/6 classroom modules specifically address the following goals:

  • To establish and reinforce basic classroom rules

  • To strengthen self-control and encourage reflective thinking in the classroom

  • To improve children's communication skills with adults and peers

  • To use literature to discuss and promote prosocial, responsible behavior

  • To increase children's ability to identify, understand, and discuss the variety of feelings people experience in their daily lives

  • To enhance children's ability to recognize and interpret similarities and differences in the feelings, reactions, and points of view in themselves and others

  • To build character development through the reading of "role-model" biographies

  • To promote the development of empathy and perspective-taking

  • To help children use social problem-solving skills to prevent and/or resolve problems and conflicts in social interactions

  • To support children in using these skills to improve classroom ecology and academic success