Therapeutic Program » Kimochis


Since 2012, Olive Crest Academy has successfully used Kimochis® to help students express and manage their feelings. Kimochis are an engaging and effective way to introduce the fourth “R”—reading, writing, arithmetic, and RELATIONSHIPS—into a child’s life.

The Kimochis Educator’s Tool Kit is a universal, school-based, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) program designed to give children the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to recognize and manage their emotions, demonstrate caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and handle challenging situations constructively. These skills have been identified by leading researchers in the field of social and emotional learning as necessary for school success, academic achievement, positive social relationships and the development of emotional competence. The Kimochis curriculum incorporates innovative and fun activities developed to teach children how to manage challenging social situations with skill, character and confidence.

Kimochi (KEY.MO.CHEE) means “feeling” in Japanese. Learn more at