Developmental Kindergarten classes across the district are using Connect4Learning (C4L) which is an interdisciplinary early childhood curriculum, the development of which was funded by the National Science Foundation. C4L aims to synthesize research-based approaches in four domains of learning: mathematics, science, literacy, and social-emotional development. Unit 1 introduces Friendship Skills. Students practice the following skills: Give a toy, Help a friend, Give a compliment, Give a play idea, Ask to play and Give friendly touches. 

These skills are introduced through the rich literature provided for read alouds so that students can hear about the skill and talk about it with peers. Sharpening these skills help students become more compassionate classmates, solve problems independently and learn and grow through play. 

These students are practicing “Give a play idea” when one suggested having a dinner party.