California Collaborative on the Social & Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

 
Social-emotional devlopment is foundational for learning and development in young children, and California is committed to promoting and supporting healthy social-emotional development in all its children.
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Excerpt from the 2012 Updated CA CSEFEL Vision Statement

California envisions an integrated system, connecting early childhood programs, including state and federally funded programs, with trainers versed in the Teaching Pyramid conceptual framework for promoting social and emotional competence in infants and young children. The Teaching Pyramid External website. Will open in new page., adapted by California from the National Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning External website. Will open in new page. (National CSEFEL), maximizes collaboration to enhance linkages and methods for local agencies to deliver services and to connect families to appropriate interventions, including children's mental health, Early Start, special education, and medical services.

The state's Collaborative on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (California CSEFEL) project leadership team includes many state agencies and their training partners. All work together to promote the Teaching Pyramid framework, resolve state-level barriers, infuse information into various professional development systems based on a common approach, and facilitate access to necessary interventions at the local level.