Once you have registered, you will receive your trainer’s contact information for any additional questions you may have or to make changes to your training date.

Level of Training Content: Intermediate, Professional

Educators, mental health professionals, and speech-language pathologists who want to teach children how to express and regulate their feelings, understand the emotions of others, and establish and maintain healthy social relationships.

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Teaches children how to express and regulate their feelings, understand the emotions of others, and establish and maintain healthy social relationships. The Kimochis® Keys to Communication provide children the words and actions that promote social-emotional development, support positive behavior and contribute to academic success. These strategies help children to listen, speak and act in ways that keep a strong communication connection with each other, even in challenging social situations!

Lessons and activities from the educator’s guide that utilize strategies from a restorative practices model, such as discussion, conferencing and circles, will be outlined. Participants will be introduced to the Kimochis® “emotional vocabulary” that gives educators, parents and children a common language to guide positive behavior in social and academic settings. The unique and compelling Kimochis® characters and feelings that engage children, and keep the learning fun and interesting will be presented.

At the completion of this training, participants will feel prepared to introduce the Kimochis® program as a prevention and intervention tool that will help to build a strong, mutually respectful, safe and inclusive school community!


  • Describe the Kimochis® Keys to Communication
  • Explain how to use social-emotional tools to promote social and academic success for children
  • Describe how to use the Kimochis® characters and feelings using strategies form restorative practices approach
  • Identify how the Kimochis® characters and feelings can promote interesting and fun learning in a variety of educational settings
  • Collaborate with educators and families to create intervention that promotes social-emotional development in all children
Full Days and Times Location Required Materials Cancellation and Refund Terms

Fri, Mar 6
(8:30a – 3:30p)

Thurs, May 14
(8:30a -3:30p)

1717 5th Avenue
San Rafael CA


Kimochis® Educator Tool Kit for Elementary (Grades 1-5)
  • Over 30 days before the Training date: cost minus $50
  • 15 days before the Training date: 50% of cost
  • Less than 15 days before the Training date: No refund

TRAINER: Katie Raher, PhD.



Katie Schmidt Raher is the Founder of Constant Love and Learning and is dedicated to bringing more positive feelings to children, classrooms, and schools through educator well-being, social and emotional learning, and effective, prevention-focused educational practices and systems. She has been working with children, families, and teachers in schools for nearly 20 years in her roles as a School Psychologist, education consultant, teacher, teacher educator, parent educator, and researcher. Dr. Raher tried several Social and Emotional Learning programs throughout her career, and then in 2012, became an ambassador for Kimochis after seeing its unique effectiveness with children and adults alike. Since this powerful discovery, she has supported numerous schools and programs with implementation of the Kimochis curriculum as part of multi-tiered systems of support to foster children’s social-emotional, behavioral, and academic success. In 2016, she became a Kimochis Certified Trainer and has now had the honor of sharing the power of Kimochis with hundreds of educators and mental health clinicians in person, and is even offering online courses through her organization now.

During her career, Dr. Raher also coordinated an Early Childhood Behavioral Wellness Team, created an early childhood Student Success Team model, revised a district-wide Section 504 model of implementation, chaired a Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) committee, supported large-scale and federally-funded research projects, and taught college courses, presented, and published in areas related to development and instruction. She received her graduate level and clinical training from U.C. Berkeley, completing her Ph.D. and School Psychology Pupil Personnel Services Credential in 2010.  Dr. Raher received the UC Berkeley Center for Child and Youth Policy Dissertation Award for her investigation of the intersection of academic and social-emotional teaching practices in preschools and their impact on children’s development. She was also the invited Doctoral Speaker at her commencement, a Spencer Fellow, and voted Teacher of the Year at the elementary school where she taught.

Last but certainly not least, she is the mother of two beautiful, sensitive children, whose unique personalities and needs have taught her more about herself and how to best serve children and families than any other training she has had, and who give her daily practice in using her Kimochis tools. Overall, Dr. Raher is particularly passionate about supporting populations that are marginalized and affected by poverty and societal inequities, and she believes that focusing on the well-being of children AND educators is at the core of any potential change and more equitable outcomes. If you would like ideas to support your work with children, and especially insights into nurturing your own well-being so you are more capable of meeting the demands of this work and creating impact, Dr. Raher would love for you to sign up for her newsletter or follow her blog at constantloveandlearning.com.

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