Awardees: Jaclyn Horowitz (HGSE), Ellie Hoban (HGSE), Justin Kaplan (HSPH), & Apittha Unahelekhaka (HGSE)

Summary: KinderStories is a school readiness program that prepares incoming kindergartners for the social and emotional learning (SEL) expectations of the classroom. Using a research-based SEL curriculum, highly transferable narratives and storylines, and integrating emotion-recognition software, our tablet and smartphone-based app will educate, entertain, and evaluate learners, while simultaneously providing critical data that teachers can use to optimize their in-class SEL instruction come fall.