An Introduction to the Center for Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (CSEFEL), and Social Emotional Development

The first portion of this training provides an understanding of the CSEFEL model with emphasis on the teaching pyramid. It explains the four interrelated levels of practice that can be used as a framework for addressing the social emotional development of children, assists staff in navigating and utilizing the CSEFEL website, and highlights some materials that may be helpful to teachers/caregivers and families. The second portion of the training reviews the meaning of social emotional development, explores the importance of relationships in regards to social emotional development, and examines what the “mentally healthy” child looks like.

To schedule this training at your organization or for more information, please contact Tara Sagor, CAGS, LMHC: Phone: (781) 559-4900  Email:

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