Working with educators over the last 15 years, HeartMath has created age-appropriate versions of their emotion self-regulation tools and techniques. These supplemental learning programs are helping preschoolers develop a foundation of practical emotional intelligence and resilience.
Early HeartSmarts® for Ages 3-6
Piloted and reviewed by preschool teachers, administrators, and early childhood experts, Early HeartSmarts guides young children through key goals:
Young children are naturally heart-centered and eager learners of new social and emotional skills and information. These capacities will serve them well not only in their academic work, but also in their personal development and relationships as they grow up in our technologically advanced world. Research has shown that children who are educated in social and emotional skills perform better at school, develop better relationships, experience greater confidence, persevere with challenging tasks and communicate their needs more effectively
HeartSmarts® Grades 3-5
A new Curriculum for Helping Students Bridge
Academic and Emotional Learning
HeartSmarts is a new social and emotional learning program that teaches upper-elementary students how to manage stress, improve learning and strengthen relationships. Based on the Institute of HeartMath’s cutting edge research on the physiology of learning, students learn a core set of self-regulation tools and strategies that become part of meaningful rituals and routines in the classroom, intervention group or after-school program.
HeartSmarts is organized into five modules. Short lessons within each module use experiential learning for problem-solving and collaborative discussion on topics related to school performance. Through minimal practice and reflection, students develop “habits of the heart” that improve learner readiness, motivation, behavior management and overall classroom climate.