Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR) helps educators create safe, caring, respectful, and productive learning environments.
Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR)

Early Childhood, Elementary, and After School Services

Since the early 1980s, ESR has been a voice for positive change in America’s education system–a voice that says we must teach and inspire the whole child if we are to develop active, contributing members of our communities. Today, ESR is a national leader in social and emotional learning and conflict resolution programming in early childhood education, elementary schools, and afterschool programs across the country.

ESR works with school and program leaders and educators to support students to develop and strengthen social-emotional learning competencies and qualities of character that increase interpersonal effectiveness, reduce aggressive and anti-social behavior and intolerance, and enhance academic achievement. Our programs and resources have a proven track record and measurable results. We support teachers, counselors, principals, parents, and others with the following early childhood, elementary, and afterschool programs:

  • The Resolving Conflict Creatively Program ESR’s Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP) is a research-based, K-8 program that helps adults create peaceable schools and homes, and helps young people develop the skills to prevent aggressive and anti-social behavior, form caring relationships, and build healthy lives.
  • Elementary School Peer Mediation Peer mediation is a demonstrably effective youth leadership model. In ESR’s peer mediation programs, trained students help other students to resolve their differences. Peer mediation recognizes that students can utilize conflict resolution practices and social-emotional learning skills to play a leadership role in reducing violence and increasing peace in their schools.
  • Early Childhood Adventures in Peacemaking Early Childhood Adventures in Peacemaking is a unique educational program for children, parents, and early childcare providers. AIP integrates conflict resolution, social and emotional learning, and appreciation for diversity into developmentally appropriate practices and curriculum for young children.
  • Afterschool Adventures in Peacemaking Adventures in Peacemaking is an activity-based educational program that can be quickly and easily introduced into any afterschool program. Adventures in Peacemaking offers the skills and curriculum to develop afterschool programs that address the needs of the whole child.

ESR provides the practical know-how, training, coaching, and resources to help you implement changes that educators, students, and families feel good about. We offer a wide range of programs, services, and workshops, each tailored to your unique needs.

To find out how ESR can help your district, school, afterschool program, or early childhood center, contact us at 800-370-2515, ext. 32 or by email  at educators [at] and we’ll show you how together we can make a difference.