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Taxi Dog Mission

Taxi Dog Educational Program is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of New York that seeks to advance social and emotional learning Definition: the processes through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions through developing and distributing evidence-based classroom programming.  

The Taxi Dog Program builds young learners’ social and emotional skills, and helps teachers and students create more caring, productive classroom environments leading to success in school and life. Drawing from research in the field of social and emotional learning (SEL), including self-regulation Definition: managing emotions, energy levels, attention and behavior in order to achieve goals and empathy Definition: The ability to sense, identify and imagine what another person is or might be feeling development, the Taxi Dog Program offers a fun, multisensory Definition: the giving or receiving of information through more than one sense at a time, interdisciplinary experience that enables teachers to engage students in learning foundational SEL skills.

Taxi Dog is a collaborative effort between educational advisors, curriculum writers, researchers, and experienced television producers committed to bridging entertainment and education in order to help students become more compassionate and resilient.