Policy and Programs Committee CSEFEL Proposal CSEFEL Background The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is a national.
Transcript Policy and Programs Committee CSEFEL Proposal CSEFEL Background The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is a national.
Policy and Programs Committee
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
(CSEFEL) is a national center for promoting the social emotional
development and school readiness of children birth to age 5, and a
national organization that has funding from the Office of Head Start
and the Child Care Bureau, Administration for Children and Families,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
CSEFEL has developed a conceptual model of evidence-based practices
for promoting young children’s social and emotional competence and
for preventing and addressing challenging behavior (The Pyramid
The CSEFEL model is now enacted in ten other states; each fitting the
program into its existing framework of child care.
The Pyramid Model builds upon a tiered public health approach to providing
universal supports to all children to promote wellness, targeted services to
those who need more support, and intensive services to those who need
Massachusetts has been selected to participate. MA has established a
CSEFEL Pyramid Model Partnership with a cross-agency Leadership
In Oct. and Dec. 2009, the MA partnership has trained 55 people from
the early education and care field as CSEFEL trainers.
The goal of the intensive training and technical assistance (T/TA) is to
foster professional development that:
enhances knowledge and skills;
supports the implementation and sustainability of evidence-based
increases capacity of the workforce skilled to support the social
emotional development of young children (birth – 5 years old).
Augment the Massachusetts CSEFEL initiative by seeking up to
$300,000 in ARRA funds to:
Develop/identify a 15 hour intensive training that is approved for
1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs);
Train up to 2000 staff working in EEC funded home-based and
center-based programs using a team approach (2-4 staff from
Provide follow-up mentoring and support to staff finishing the
training such as site visits and telephonic support by specially
Tentative implementation timeline:
Issue RFR for development and delivery of training – Apr. 2010
Vendor develops/identifies resources and supports – Spring 2010
Train cohorts – Summer 2010 to September 2011
This initiative will be developed with input, participation, and support
from the CSEFEL Leadership Team and others.