Al’s Pals

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Young Children Need Resiliency Now, More Than Ever


Al’s Pals, a comprehensive social–emotional learning curriculum designed for the specific needs of preschool children, is now part of the Teaching Strategies family.


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Nationally recognized. Evidence-based.

The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning
Rated highest level of evidence of effectiveness


Designated CASEL
SELect Program


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Designated Model Program


Department of Education: Safe, Disciplined, and Drug-Free Schools Expert Panel
Designated Effective School-Based Prevention Program

Build the foundation children need
for success in school and life

Al’s Pals provides young children with the skills to prepare for life’s challenges through interactive lessons, engaging puppets, original music, and impactful teaching approaches.

Help Children Manage
Feelings and Behaviors

Cultivate Conflict Resolution
and Problem-Solving Skills

Build Positive Relationships
& Prevent Bullying

Create Caring, Cooperative

Teach Children to
Make Healthy Choices

Build Authentic Family

Help children weather any storm

In addition to common childhood events and adverse childhood events that can result
in trauma, young children are now also experiencing pandemic-related stress.


Al’s Pals supports healthy social–emotional development
and gives children the tools to lessen the long-term effects of trauma and adversity.

A Social–Emotional
Learning Curriculum You Can Trust

Aligned to Early Learning Standards

The easy-to-implement curriculum is based on resiliency frameworks and aligned to the Teaching Strategies® objectives for development and learning, the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, and The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS).

Research-Informed, Evidence-Based

Al’s Pals is one of the only social–emotional learning curricula to be investigated using rigorous research methods and found to have positive impacts on social–emotional competence and coping skills.

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Professional Development

In-depth, skill-building, collaborative professional development promotes deeper thinking around resiliency and fosters skills that help teachers build deeper relationships with children and create nurturing, safe environments for their healthy development.


What’s Included in Al’s Pals

Learn more about how Al’s Pals promotes resiliency in children ages 3–6 through the development of social–emotional skills, self-control, problem-solving abilities, and healthy decision-making.


Six Positive Messages eBook

Discover simple yet powerful messages educators can send throughout the year to foster relationships and encourage children to see themselves as empowered participants in a community of learners.

Trauma-Informed Care Webinars

Learn how to support children and families in the aftermath of traumatic events, and get strategies for providing responsive care and encouraging resiliency.

Foster Resiliency
When It’s Needed the Most

Give young children the skills to prepare for life’s challenges with Al’s Pals, an evidence-based comprehensive social–emotional learning curriculum designed to meet the specific needs of preschool children.

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