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“OPEN CIRCLE IS CENTRAL TO OUR ABILITY TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS AND ADDRESS THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP.” - Elementary School Principal
"I HAVE SEEN TREMENDOUS SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL GROWTH WITH ALL OF MY STUDENTS, INCLUDING THOSE THAT HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS AND STUDENTS WHO ARE ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS." - Teacher
"THE THING I LIKE ABOUT OPEN CIRCLE IS THAT YOU'RE THERE NOT JUST TO SOLVE PROBLEMS; YOU'RE THERE TO MAKE PROBLEMS NOT HAPPEN." - Student
"WE ACT OUT SITUATIONS THAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS AND COME UP WITH ALL KINDS OF SOLUTIONS AS A CLASS FAMILY." - Teacher
"MY STUDENTS WOULD TELL YOU THAT IT'S THEIR FAVORITE TIME OF DAY." - Kindergarten Teacher

Welcome

Open Circle provides a unique, evidence-based social and emotional learning program for elementary schools from Kindergarten through Grade 5. We deliver interactive, in-person professional development for all school staff.

Our curriculum proactively develops children’s social and emotional skills, including managing emotions, empathy, positive relationships and problem solving. Open Circle helps schools build communities where students feel safe, cared for and engaged in learning.

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