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Welcome to Bloomfield Elementary School's Counseling Services. 

The elementary years are a time when students begin to develop their academic self-concept and their feeling of competence and confidence as learners.  They are beginning to develop decision-making, communication and life skills, as well as and character values. It is also a time when students develop and acquire attitudes toward school, self, peers, social groups and family. Comprehensive developmental school counseling programs provide education, prevention and intervention services, which are integrated into all aspects of children's lives. Early identification and intervention of children's academic and personal; social needs is essential in removing barriers to learning and in promoting academic achievement.  The knowledge, attitudes and skills that students  acquire in the areas of academic, career and personal /social development during these elementary years serve as the foundation for future success. 

Elementary School Counselors Implement the Counseling Program by Providing: 

School Guidance Curriculum 

  • Academic support, including organizational study and test-taking skills
  • goal setting and decision-making
  • Career awareness, exploration and planning
  • Education on understanding self and others
  • Peer relationships, coping strategies and effective social skills
  • Communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution
  • Multicultural/diversity awareness 

Individual Student Planning

  • Academic Planning
  • Goal Setting/decision making
  • Education on understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
  • Transition Plans

Responsive Services

  • Individual and small group counseling
  • Individual/ family/ school crisis intervention
  • Conflict resolution
  • Referrals 

Elementary School Counselors Collaborate with: 

  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Students
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