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Kindergarten Connections

When students learn about and practice mental health strategies, they are more ready to learn, as well as experience a sense of well-being and belonging. Mental health promotion can start in kindergarten.

Kindergarten Connections

The Kindergarten Connections resource has six lessons to assist educators with daily implementation of mental health promotion activities in their classrooms.  Each lesson plan includes: 

  • information explaining why the learning is important for early years students 
  • simple classroom activities to facilitate the learning 
  • at-home activities and communication to use with parents and caregivers 
  • alignment to the Ontario Kindergarten program  

How might I use this resource in the classroom?  

The resource is meant to be flexible. Each lesson plan can be used as a stand-alone activity, and all lessons can be delivered in any order.