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Social and Emotional Learning

insights into children’s temperament fostering independence through warmth and discipline at the early childhood level and improving social and emotional learning in school communities at the primary and secondary.


Operation Save Jamaica (OSJ) and Change from Within partners with us to support organisation and implementation of activities that will enable us to fullfil our overarching purpose.

What is insights?

INSIGHTS into Children’s Temperament (INSIGHTS) is a comprehensive intervention that includes teacher, parent, and classroom programmes. With temperament (personality) theory as its foundation, INSIGHTS provides parents and teachers with a framework for appreciating the individual differences of children. INSIGHTS assists parents and teachers with replacing negative patterns of interaction and harsh disciplinary practices with responsive ones that match a child’s temperament. The programme enhances the children’s self-regulation by strengthening their empathy and problem-solving skills.

INSIGHTS in Jamaica is housed in School of Education, University of the West Indies, under the directorship of Dr Marcia Rainford.

How does it work?

Insights is making an impact

between January 2014 - August 2016

the insights programme reached







through administering the programme in 

15 urban

4 rural