The Roundies SEL Curriculum is a comprehensive package developed by Julia Pöyhönen and Heidi Livingston, both psychologists specialised in children’s social and emotional skills. Their phenomenal ability to present psychology in an easily-absorbed manner is clearly visible in the professional training material. The detailed and inspiring lesson plans show the practical experience of Julia and Heidi.
Maija Hytti (M.A. Edu) is responsible for the pedagogical perspective of the SEL Curriculum. The colourful world and the inspiring characters are created by illustrator Matias Teittinen and writer Anne-Maria Kuusela. Teemu Eskola has created the music of the Roundies. Juho Roslakka is responsible for the music in Pelokas Pingviini and Siro Saparo. Maryam Zarra-Nezhad (PhD in psychology) is conducting a effectiveness study on the SEL Curriculum pilot project.
Mari Korkeamäki is responsible for the production and sales of the program.