Bluejack Kids offers group based social skills programs and training for school age children. Developing social and emotional skills is crucial in supporting a child’s healthy development and well-being. Bluejack Kids emphasizes the importance of social emotional learning as it directly impacts a child’s relationships, ability to communicate with others, and overall happiness. Our goal is to provide children with the tools they need to thrive emotionally and socially - both in the classroom and on the playground.
Our programs were created by a team of psychologists dedicated to the social and emotional development of young children. We apply a behavioral approach in small group settings led by master instructors including psychologists, speech pathologists, and social workers.
Well-designed and formally structured social skills programs can have a positive impact on a child’s social-emotional, behavioral and academic performance. Empirical evidence suggests that children with stronger social and emotional skills achieve higher standards in employment, education and overall well-being in their adult lives.
A meta-analysis involving 270,000 kindergarten to high school students found that students who received social emotional learning had better attitudes, behaviors, and higher academic achievements than students who did not participate in the learning programs.
We recognize that there is a strong need for these types of learning programs that schools have not been able to fully address. By enrolling in Bluejack Kids programs, your kids will be given a distinct advantage.
Bluejack Kid’s programs are geared towards typically developing children whose social and emotional skills can be enhanced through training and development. We offer direct teaching of skills in a highly interactive environment. Our programs develop social skills competency in various areas including conflict resolution, problem solving, self-control, communication, empathy, collaboration, decision-making, peer interactions, social-emotional awareness, and emotion management.
Structure: Weekly one-hour programs spanning 8-weeks. The programs are led by two master instructors in a small group setting (maximum 10 kids).
Making friends can be a challenge for many children, and learning to successfully navigate these relationships at an early age will help them develop social competence and confidence. The Art of Friendship focuses on what it takes to make and keep friends. Topics include initiating play, sharing, compromising, managing conflict, and learning to play well with others.
Understanding and managing emotions is an important factor in development. Emotions can often be overwhelming and difficult to process, particularly for children. This program helps children make sense of their emotions and its impact on others. Topics include identifying and labeling feelings, learning coping strategies to regulate emotions, and understanding how emotions impact behavior.
Bullying can have a long lasting negative impact on development and growth. Often times a child can feel powerless against aggressions of a bully, and as a result, is unable to take constructive action. This program will equip children with the necessary tools and skills to stand up to bullying. Topics include identifying a bully, strategies to fend off a bully, assertive communication, and building courage.
Building confidence and self-esteem is the foundation for a healthy and well-adjusted child. Children may often time lack confidence to develop social skills. This program will help children develop self-awareness and create a positive self-image. Topics include identifying one’s strengths, managing negative self-talk, using affirming language, and valuing our uniqueness.
Bluejack Kids offers monthly workshops targeting specific social and emotional learning skills such as combating worries, managing frustration and anger, assertive communication, building self-confidence, managing negative self talk, making and keeping friends and much more. Click on the image to learn more.
Bluejack Kids believes in giving back to the community. We
established the Frankee B. Rose Scholarship to help families with
demonstrated financial need access our social and emotional learning
programs at no cost. We are excited to offer one scholarship for every
program we deliver. Please email us for an application at BluejackKids@gmail.com