More and more evidence is coming out regarding the importance of social and emotional intelligence and its correlation to success later in life.
NPR’s Morning Edition has a great report on how schools are integrating programs starting as early as preschool and kindergarten. The programs are expensive, but a critical investment in the future.
It’s pricey, but it does cost less per child than juvenile detention or rehab programs later on, according to Dodge. As a society, we spend a lot on remedial services — programs like PATHS are preventive, he says. “This is something that in the long run will save dollars.”
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