Preschool is a time for exploration and discovery, and to experience one’s self with others. For many preschool-aged children, it is their first expanded-group social and learning setting, and the first time they have the ability, and need, to make choices. It can be a daunting task for grown-ups. For our 21st – century children, born into a world that is all about choice, capitalizing on the opportunity to make GOOD CHOICES can be a real challenge.
Starting with the idea that we all have “signature strengths”, the P2L Character Power ® program gives concrete expression to these virtues which run through our entire curriculum. In this way, P2L Character Power ® seeks to instill the ability to recognize and foster GOOD CHOICES, utilizing the signature character strength of a given child, both as an individual and as a member of the student body.
It has been theorized that there are more than 18,000 words in the English language referring to “people” traits. Inspired by philosophies and concepts of virtue spanning across the boundaries of culture and time, the P2L Character Power ® program integrates both a “Virtues” color array and relatable action personalities into a rigorous rubric for evaluating and cultivating interpersonal conduct. The result is a program by which P2L can reinforce engagement and connection with those core virtues, identifying and building on “signature strengths” to help each child make the GOOD CHOICES we all aspire to..