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California's Vision

Large group of participants interacting during training eventSocial and emotional development 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.

CA CSEFEL Teaching Pyramid

Along with the Early Learning and Development System, California maintains its commitment to promoting social and emotional competence through the work of the California Collaborative on the Social-Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CA CSEFEL). CA CSEFEL includes representatives from state agencies and community partners. This state-level Collaborative Leadership Team supports dissemination of the CA CSEFEL Teaching Pyramid across the state.

Increasing Capacity for Local Training and Coaching

Teacher training is only one small part of the Teaching Pyramid approach. The Teaching Pyramid is a framework that works most effectively as a comprehensive, program-wide approach. There are several components to this comprehensive approach:

  • Leadership Team
  • Training
  • Technical Assistance/Coaching

Full program-wide implementation is what makes CA CSEFEL unique. The power of the Teaching Pyramid is most clearly seen when it is implemented across an entire site, program, district or agency.

One way to increase local capacity is to increase the number of trainers and coaches who are authorized to conduct the comprehensive professional development cohort on the CA CSEFEL Teaching Pyramid. There is funding to support three institutes this year to do just that. There are limited fellowships available for each institute, plus a registration fee of $125. You may choose to participate in both the coach and trainer institute, or just one of them.

Additional Resources

Online Applications Now Available

Institute for Training Existing Coaches (both Infant/Toddler & PreK) on Coaching for Implementation of the CA CSEFEL Teaching Pyramid

February 27-March 2, 2017
San Diego, CA

For more information, download the Coaching for Implementation Institute Announcement (PDF)

Apply now for the Coaching for Implentation Institute

Institute for Training Authorized PreK Trainers on the CA CSEFEL Teaching Pyramid for Infants and Toddlers

June 19-21, 2017
Fairfield, CA

For more information, download the Authorized PreK Trainers Institute Announcement (PDF)

Apply now for the Authorized PreK Trainers Institute

Institute for Training NEW Trainers (Phase 1) on the CA CSEFEL Teaching Pyramid for Preschool or Infant/Toddler

June 21-23, 2017
Fairfield, CA

For more information, download the Training New Trainers Institute Announcement (PDF)

Apply now for the Training New Trainers Institute