• MaryAlice Kurdyla
    Instructional Coach
      Morris Avenue ECLC
     Tools of the Mind

    Welcome to Tools of the Mind

    Tools of the Mind is a research-based early childhood program that builds strong foundations for school success by promoting intentional and self-regulated learning in preschool- and kindergarten-aged children. Tools’ instructional philosophy is inspired by the work of Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky and his students, and at the same time, is rooted in cutting edge neuropsychological research on the development of self-regulation/executive functions in children.


    About Tools of the Mind




    About Tools of the Mind


    Tools of the Mind is a research-based program combining transformational early childhood pedagogy with an innovative curriculum that helps young children to develop the cognitive, social-emotional, self-regulatory, and foundational academic skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.


    Tools emphasizes teaching children various strategies they can use to regulate themselves and each other, instead of reinforcing them only for following the teacher’s directions. As a result, children quickly become able to independently manage classroom routines, think for themselves, and problem solve.


    Tools changes the way that children of different abilities are integrated into the classroom.