CSEFEL: The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning.

CSEFEL: The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning.

 

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5.

CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.

 

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The Pyramid Model provides guidance for early childhood, special education and early intervention personnel, early educators, families and other professionals on evidence-based practices for promoting young children's healthy social and emotional development. The goal of the CSEFEL Pyramid Model Implementation in Army Child and Youth Programs is to ensure that staff members are well-equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote the social and emotional development of children and address challenging behavior.

 

Resources

The Teaching Pyramid (PDF)

The Pyramid Model provides guidance for early childhood, special education and early intervention personnel, early educators, families and other professionals on evidence-based practices for promoting young children's healthy social and emotional development. The goal of the CSEFEL Pyramid Model Implementation in Army Child and Youth Programs is to ensure that staff members are well-equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote the social and emotional development of children and address challenging behavior.

Fostering Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children Tip Sheet (PDF)

Parents and families play an important role in nurturing their children’s social and emotional development. Supporting children’s social and emotional development can be both rewarding and challenging at the same time.

Social-Emotional Competence of Children (PDF)

There is growing evidence that social-emotional development is associated with better outcomes at home, at school, and in the community. Social-emotional development represents a child’s growing ability to interact with others, to form attachments and relationships, to identify and regulate emotions, and to feel confident exploring the environment.

 

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The Backpack Connection Series was created by TACSEI to provide a way for teachers and parents/caregivers to work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior.

Fort Belvoir CYS Programs are sending Backpack Connection Series home monthly. Each Backpack Connection handout provides information that helps parents stay informed about what their child is learning at school and specific ideas on how to use the strategy or skill at home.

The Backpack Connection Series includes handouts in four categories:

  • Addressing Behavior
  • Emotions
  • Routines and Schedules
  • Social Skills

Read the Backpack Series topics any time!

Topic
How to Understand the Meaning of Your Child’s Challenging Behavior 
How to Give Clear Directions
How to Use Social Stories to Teach Your Child
How to Help Your Child Stop Whining
How to Help Your Child Stop Biting
How to Use Positive Language to Improve Your Child’s Behavior
How to Help Your Child Recognize and Understand Jealousy
How to Help Your Child Understand and Label Emotions
How to Help Your Child Recognize & Understand Sadness
How to Help Your Child Recognize & Understand Anger
How to Help Your Child Recognize & Understand Disappointment
How to Help Your Child Recognize & Understand Frustration
How to Plan Activities to Reduce Challenging Behavior
How to Help Your Child Have a Successful Morning
How to Help Your Child Have a Successful Bedtime
How to Use Visual Schedules to Help Your Child Understand Expectations
How to Help Your Child Transition Smoothly Between Places and Activities
How to Teach Your Child to Appropriately Get Your Attention
How to Help Your Child Learn to Share
How to Help Your Child Manage Time and Understand Expectations
How to Help Your Child Learn to Trade

 

 Learn more on the CSEFEL website.