Home School Curriculum


At Manners of the Heart we believe the attitude behind the action must reflect respect. Our curriculum supports heart education by teaching self-control, responsibility, and respect for others. This results in productive learning environments where individual student motivation drives academic success.


Manners of the Heart offers a respect-based Heart Education curriculum for students Pre-K through 2nd grade taught by classroom teachers as a core subject. Unlocking the hearts of students opens their minds to receive the information teachers have to impart. While significantly increasing prosocial behavior, this evidence-based program has been proven to substantially decrease conduct problems, hyperactivity and bullying incidents.

Engaging the Imagination

At Manners of the Heart, we believe the imagination is born from the heart. The first step toward academic success is unlocking the hearts of your students so their minds will open to receive the information you have to impart to them. Weekly lessons are story-based and set in the fictitious town of Merryville, which is filled with comical characters and creative story lines that illustrate the principles being taught in each lesson.

Wise Ol' Wilbur and the entire Merryville Gang!

Manners of the Heart teaches us how to better treat each other. MOH also shows us how to be our own persons and how to deal with all of our emotions, especially our negative emotions without hurting anyone else.

Cyndy Rutherford
Teacher, Westminster Elementary,
Baton Rouge, LA

Home Connection

Manners of the Heart believes that reinforcement at home is vital to the success of the curriculum. Each lesson comes with a grade-specific Home Connection Letter, giving parents and guardians a glimpse into what is being taught in the classroom. Families will find practical tips for integration and reinforcement in the home.

To more deeply engage the families, onsite interactive family workshops are available on a wide variety of relevant topics.

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