The Origins Program offers a robust collection of teaching and learning practices to support students, educators, schools, and districts in achieving educational equity and academic excellence. The Developmental Designs K-12 approach is based on research and strengthened by developmentally responsive teaching strategies, presenting a personalized relationship-based learning approach to help educators better connect with students, leverage their specific strengths, and address student needs. These Developmental Designs practices and strategies assist students in advancing their Social Emotional Academic Learning S.E.A.L.® and builds trust among the adults, along with schools strengthening their connections with families.


We pledge to be active in opposing and dismantling systems and policies that cause harm to our students and educators. 

Thank you for your continued trust in The Origins Program

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Power in Numbers

2021 Host Site Nomination


By hosting a Developmental Designs Institute, you will establish
your school as a leader in promoting social-emotional learning and
equity for education. Your school will gain national recognition as
we promote the Institute.

The more educators who attend an Institute, the more host incentives
you can earn to support and further 
Developmental Designs practices
in your school.

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