Choose Love for Schools™

First Character Social Emotional Development Program for Schools

Choose Love for Schools™ is a next-generation social and emotional learning (SEL) and character education program for Pre-K through 12th grades, designed to teach students, educators and staff how to choose love in any circumstance thereby creating a safer, more connected school culture.

Aligned with CASEL, Common Core and ASCA, Choose Love For Schools™ is also the first SEL program to fully incorporate state of the art Character Social Emotional Development (CSED) model standards, while also incorporating neuroscience and positive psychology to teach mindfulness, character, and emotional intelligence. These essential life skills and tools make students better learners, more desirable employees and happier, healthier, human beings.

Award-winning Stand-Alone Unit Designed To Support Educators and Students with Post-COVID Trauma and Learning Recovery

We know that, before any other learning can be effective, students and educators need to feel safe, a sense of belonging, cared for, and loved. 

This Pre-K through 12th grade stand-alone unit can serve as a precursor to the full year Choose Love For Schools™ program, and was designed to provide back-to-school support in 3 to 6 lessons.

Areas covered include:

  • post traumatic growth
  • growth mindset
  • self awareness
  • self regulation
  • mindfulness

Choosing Love in Our Brave New World is a 2023 Anthem Award winner.

Choose Love CARES

Elevating Your School-wide Character Social Emotional Development Skills and Transforming Your School Culture

Choose Love CARES workshops provide professional development and coaching that supports our Choose Love For Schools™ programming. 


Choose Love for Schools™
Program At-A-Glance


Scientific research proves that teaching evidence-based SEL in the classroom significantly benefits all children, including those with special needs – that is, academically, behaviorally, physically, mentally and socio-emotionally. Click the orange icon above to view additional research on Choose Love For Schools™.

Positively Impacts Culture

Based on a fun, easy-to-learn foundation of 4 basic character values (the Choose Love Formula™) the Choose Love concepts and vernacular are easily shared among students and staff and create opportunities for better communication and community-building throughout the school.

Created by Educators, for Educators

Designed to be ready to implement with no training required. 99% of educators say Choose Love for Schools™ has improved their classroom. And they love how easy it is to adapt and customize to fit their needs.

Casel-aligned, Plus

Includes CHARACTER.ORG model standards, as well as Neuroscience, Growth Mindset, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Post-Traumatic Growth.

Promotes Connection and Belonging

The Choose Love For Schools™ Pre-K through Grade 5 lessons include a multicultural literature component that teaches connection and belonging. Through literature students learn to appreciate their own cultures as well as those of others. Engaging in children’s literature provides them opportunities to gain perspective and develop empathy, increase social-emotional development, establish a growth mindset, and foster creativity.

Connects Schools To Homes & Communities

In response to the hundreds of parents and caregivers who have marveled about the changes they noticed in their children after learning Choose Love at school, we created video-based Choose Love For Home™ and Choose Love For Communities™ programs to reinforce and extend the benefits of the program into local communities.

Entire towns like Livermore, CA and Bentonville, Arkansas have adopted Choose Love throughout their schools, local businesses, town organizations and governmental departments. In 2018 Choose Love For Schools™ was endorsed by the State of New Hampshire’s School Safety Preparedness Task Force and is now encouraged at schools statewide and used by the state’s Department of Homeland Security.

Special Trauma Unit For Back-to-school

Developed to encourage post-traumatic growth and help students and teachers feel grounded, safe, welcome, accepted, seen, heard, cared for, and loved as they navigate the “new normal” of post-COVID learning. To preview this program, click the icon.


Choose Love has had an immediate and positive impact on our school community. After a comprehensive review of available SEL approaches, our team unanimously selected ‘Choose Love’ for its approach, alignment, and vision to support the social/emotional learning and well being of our students and staff. It has been wonderful to see how quickly ‘Choose Love’ has been embraced by our schools and our community. Scarlett provided a moving Keynote address at our Convocation, which sparked our initial efforts. We are so grateful for this partnership and the benefits ‘Choose Love’ will bring to our students.

Don Briere

Director Of Educational Services, Hebron Public Schools, CT

I love everything about the Choose Love program! I have seen such a positive impact on our entire school culture after implementing Choose Love over the last two years. Even our youngest students are able to identify feelings and use brave breaths to calm and regulate themselves. They are engaged and participate in all the lessons and there is a common vocabulary among all students and teachers. We see students thinking of others and reaching out with compassion to help peers. There is just a feeling of family and love on our school campus and that is beginning to extend beyond our building as well!
Janice Groth

New Hampshire

Meet Your Choose Love Ambassador

Have additional questions? Locate and connect with a Certified Choose Love Ambassador near you.

Register For Program Access

In less than 5 minutes you will be connected to all of our programs as well as our Educator Guide, Implementation Best Practices, Supplemental Materials and more!

Training & Implementation

NEW! Whether your staff is in need of some SELF Care, Professional Development or full-service implementation and support for our programs, we’ve got you covered.