• The National Center for Quality Teaching and Learning has conducted a systematic review of social-emotional curricula.  Al’s Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices was recognized in their Social-Emotional Preschool Curriculum Consumer Report as a top-rated program and received the highest rating possible for Evidence of Effectiveness.  Al’s Pals is the only curriculum that received the highest rating for Effects on Child Outcomes. See the report here. The comparison chart is on page 13.

  • SAMHSA has been conducting a rigorous re-review of all the programs that are on its National Registry of Effective Programs and Practices (NREPP).  Outcomes addressed by the program research are reviewed according to NREPP’s criteria. Al’s Pals was re-reviewed this past year with excellent results showing effective outcomes. More information can be found here.

  • The Detroit Free Press wrote an extensive article about Al’s Pals. Read the author’s report on visiting an Al’s Pals classroom.

  • The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) has recognized Al’s Pals as an evidence-based program through its Prevention Science Network “Nest – What Works for Kids” (WW4K).  Al’s Pals is included in this online data-base of programs with demonstrated positive impact in promoting social, emotional and behavioral wellbeing of children and youth. 

  • Al’s Pals has been recognized as a “best practice” preventive intervention by Canada’s Public Health Agency. The Canadian Best Practices Portal has included Al’s Pals as an effective program to promote positive mental health and coping, and to prevent violence and substance abuse. 

  • Al’s Pals was included in an article by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (and in the Huffington Post) about the value of teaching social-emotional skills early to prevent bullying! See the article here.

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See what fun Al’s Pals children in Bermuda are having as they learn to make healthy choices!