Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning is intended to promote the social emotional outcomes and enhance the school readiness of low-income children birth to age 5, and to serve as a national resource center for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to Head Start and Child Care programs across the country. The Center will develop and disseminate evidence-based, user-friendly information to help early childhood educators meet the needs of the growing number of children with challenging behaviors and mental health challenges in child care and Head Start programs.
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning will:
- Focus on promoting the social and emotional development of children as a means of preventing challenging behaviors.
- Analyze and synthesize the research on the social emotional development of low-income children and translate the findings into materials that are practical and accessible to the Child Care and Head Start communities.
- Engage in intensive T/TA to selected states, territories and/or tribal partners to foster professional development that sustains the use of effective practices at the local level communities.
- Disseminate evidence-based practices via an interactive website.