Social Emotional Learning (SEL)


    We are currently evaluating our social emotional learning curriculum.  Currently, we use the Second Step SEL curriculumn In August of 2018, the New York State department of education released new mandates for SEL in all NYS schools.  This area of learning is essential to creating schools that effectively prepare all young people to succeed in school and life.  SEL "is the process through which children, youth, and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to

    • understand and manage emotions
    • set and achieve positive goals
    • feel and show empathy for others
    • establish and maintain positive relationships
    • make responsible decisions

    SOURCE: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, 2015, para. 1

    Why is Social Emotional Learning Important?

    The Second Step Social Emotional Curriculum for Kindergarten: