With our simple but proven brain-based teaching methods, adults learn to understand what's causing children to act out, and how to help children understand them.
Our five core skills to develop social-emotional resilience are successful because they address authentic human needs that everyone shares. Unlike other behavioral training systems that focus on fixing kids, we offer highly engaging learning to both parents and educators.
Our courses are proven to increase learning by reducing stress levels for educators, parents and children
Our brain-based training is designed to change behavior in adults and children with skills that will last a lifetime
Our five core skills to develop social-emotional resilience are successful because they address authentic human needs that everyone shares
By training over 34,000 adults, our programs have reached
For more on our school wide resilience program, watch this video from our founder and president, Dr. Anne Townsend and her teaching partner, Jenny Barrett. Mariposa Education meets all of the criteria identified by Harvard as benchmarks for success that define an effective social-emotional learning program.
Our vision is to create ecosystems of parents, schools and communities - working together using common skills to consistently help children grow into resilient, capable adults. Working with school administrators or parent groups, you can help us jumpstart learning programs in your school community.
50+ years of experience brought to every program
For 25+ years, I've investigated the long-term impact of parenting and teaching behaviors, and early childhood curriculum, on children’s social-emotional competence and academic achievement.
An educator of 30 years, I've served as case manager, special educator and team leader in Howard County public schools, and I'm the Director of First English Lutheran Preschool.