Character Education

The Providence Center School’s weekly character education program provides students with opportunities to practice personal and interpersonal skills to improve social and emotional functioning and establish positive relationships.

Through the use of media, therapeutic games and activities, role-play exercises and discussion, students learn appropriate skills for:

  • Coping 
  • Problem solving 
  • Empathy building 
  • Assertiveness 
  • Decision making 
  • Identifying and expressing feelings 
  • Taking perspectives 
  • Demonstrating respect for self, others and the environment 
  • Improving self-confidence and self-esteem 

Pillars of Character 

Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship

The six “pillars of character” are integrated throughout the curriculum to help students practice essential skills:

  • Fostering and strengthening relationships 
  • Maintaining a safe and positive learning environments 
  • Becoming more aware of their strengths and weaknesses 
  • Self-regulation 
  • Developing a healthy sense of self

Teachers have an active role in assuring that the students’ new skills are incorporated into their daily routines both at school and home.