Kindergarten Family Life Education (FLE)

Year at a Glance

Kindergarten Instructional Objectives – Emotional and Social Health

K.1      Students will recognize that everyone is a member of a family and identify members of their individual families.

Descriptive Statement: Students will identify adult and child members of their families.  The types of family structures included will be two-parent/guardian families – mother and father, two mothers, two fathers, and children; extended families – relatives other than the immediate family living in the home; single-parent families; adoptive families; foster families; families with stepparents; and blended families.

K.2      Students will identify positive ways in which family members and friends show love, affection, respect, and appreciation for each other. 

Descriptive Statement: Discussion will include appropriate behaviors such as hugging, listening, protecting, providing guidance, encouraging, and praising. The concept that some behaviors may be inappropriate will be introduced.

K.3      Students will identify elements of good and bad touches by others.

Descriptive Statement:  Elements of good touches by others will be defined by the following: touching that can be done in front of anyone, touching that is not a secret, touching that makes the child feel good, touching that is done to keep the child clean or provide medical care, and touching that is an appropriate expression of affection by a family member. Bad touches will be defined by the following: touching of private areas/parts of the body (areas covered by bathing suit or underwear), touching to be kept secret, and touching that makes a child feel bad or uncomfortable.

K.4      Students will demonstrate how to say “no” to inappropriate behaviors from family members, neighbors, strangers, and others.

Descriptive Statement: Discussion will include saying “no” in a loud voice, standing up straight, and looking at the person. Trusted adults who can help the child will be identified. Students will learn to keep telling until someone listens and helps them.

Kindergarten Emotional and Social Health Media

All About Families, Learn 360 (1999), first 1:06 minutes

This presentation helps primary level students understand what a family is and shows the family as an important part of every person’s life.

Song: Shout No! Then Go and Tell, Learn 360

If you feel that someone is giving you a bad touch, shout “no!”, and tell someone