What's New?

  • Counseling Resource List Do you have a specific concern or interest in a topic such as changing families, worries/anxiety, grief and loss, etc.? My new "Resources for Parents" document is an easily ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2017, 2:08 PM by Kimberly Thibodeau
  • Who is Mrs. T? During our first two weeks of school, Kindergarten students are introduced to the school counselor for the first time, and first and second graders are reminded about how a school ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2017, 8:13 AM by Kimberly Thibodeau
Showing posts 1 - 2 of 2. View more »

"You're off to great places, today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!
                                                                                            - Dr. Seuss

Why Elementary School Counseling?

Elementary School Counselors support the academic, social/emotional, and career development of students through a comprehensive school counseling curriculum, individual student services, responsive services, and systems support.  These take many forms including individual and small group counseling, and classroom and school-wide lessons.  School counselors help guide and support students through challenges and celebrate their achievements.

"Elementary school years set the foundation for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skill necessary for children to become healthy, competent, and confident learners. Through implementation of a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, elementary school counselors collaborate with the school staff, parents, and the community to create a safe and respectful learning environment.  By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, elementary school counselors can help elementary students achieve academic success, develop understanding regarding career options and develop social/emotional skills in response to issues they face" (American School Counselor Association, 2016)

For more information about Elementary School Counselors, please visit the American School Counselor Association.

Please visit the individual, small group, and classroom lessons pages for more information on how a comprehensive school counseling curriculum helps support your child.


http://got.im/5NRF



For more information about what a school counselor does, watch an informational video by the 2011 ASCA Counselor of the Year, Randy McPherson.

Upcoming Dates