Curriculum

The Mosaic Project’s evidence-based, social-emotional learning curriculum emphasizes building empathy, resilience, and community. We design our curriculum to empower participants to create a peaceful future. Our curriculum focuses on four themes:

  • The celebration of diversity and awareness of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination
  • Respect for and appreciation of self and others
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Assertive communication and conflict resolution (including listening skills, expressing feelings productively, and empathy)

This innovative curriculum is experiential. Mosaic maximizes learning by immersing participants in hands-on activities, interactive theater, games, role-plays, discussions, stories, and original songs.

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The Mosaic Project helped me understand and learn more about celebrating difference. It helped me create new strategies about how to make new friends. Mosaic helped me understand that I can change the world for the better, even though I’m a kid.“ — Emma, 11 years old

My 4th and 5th graders returned determined to better understand each other and the greater community. The Mosaic Project has made our school environment more understanding and accepting.” — Kevin Eagleson, Principal

It changed me as a spirit, a soul and my heart. Now that I was at Mosaic, I’ve become more kind, less aggressive, less passive, and more and more assertive!” — Joseph, 10 years old

Mosaic has had a huge impact on my students. They have learned how to truly communicate. Throughout the week, I have watched them learn how to empathize and solve conflicts. They have really learned to connect with one another.” — Susan Gatt, Teacher

Thank you, Mosaic Project for accepting me, for helping me, and giving me the best week of my life.” — Nayeli, 10 years old

I saw a patient who I had noted last year had been upset by bullying at school. I asked him how that was this year. He said, ‘It’s not a problem anymore. My class went to The Mosaic Project.’” — Dr. Robin Winokur

Our curriculum is based on research in child development, education, and methods of combating prejudice. We utilize children’s imaginations, natural openness, and willingness to play to engage students in learning activities. Direct, skill-building experiences with different groups empower children to overcome natural anxieties and interact with others confidently and justly.

Every part of each highly structured day is infused with creativity and imagination as well as thought-provoking learning opportunities. Exciting surprises are balanced with routine. Larger group learning is augmented and reinforced by intentionally diverse small groups to help all students feel noticed, well cared for, and safe.

All of Mosaic’s curriculum revolves around our core values, which permeate all parts of our programming. Students see these core values modeled by staff and Youth Leaders and are encouraged to apply them to their own lives and communities.

Mosaic core values:

  • Mutual Respect
  • Open Mindedness
  • Self Respect
  • Awesome Attitude
  • Individuality
  • Community