Mindfulness-informed social-emotional learning program

This study explored changes in kindergarten children's behaviours following a mindfulness-informed social emotional learning program, MindUP™. Children showed improvements in resiliency and behaviours such as anxiety and depression following MindUP™, but no changes in aggression and hyperactivity. More research is needed to understand these mixed preliminary findings and investigate whether these changes are linked to the MindUP™ program.

Authors: Nicole Off, Claire Crooks, Karen Bax (2018)

Keywords: early childhood, mental health, social emotional development, school interventions

Summary by: Nicole Off