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Happy New Year from everyone at TACSEI and CSEFEL!

Still Time to Apply for TACSEI Implementation Academy
TACSEI is hosting an intensive Implementation Academy for district or program-level teams who are interested in implementing the Pyramid Model in preschool programs or classrooms with a focus on children at risk for or with delays or disabilities. The Pyramid Model Implementation Academy will take place April 26 - April 29, 2010 in Tampa, Florida.  Teams must complete an application to attend. Applications are available in the "What's New" section on the TACSEI home page. Please note that applications are now being reviewed and will continue to be accepted until all team slots are filled.

CSEFEL Website Gets New Look
CSEFEL WebsiteCSEFEL recently updated their website with a new look and a more user-friendly layout. This redesign makes it easier than ever for you to find the resources you need regarding young children’s social emotional development and school readiness. 
A few of the changes you will notice are:
  • Access to all materials with just a few clicks
  • Resource links listed on the left navigation menu no matter where you are in the site 
  • A new link to a comprehensive list of materials currently available in Spanish from CSEFEL
If you have not visited the CSEFEL site recently, be sure to return soon to check out the improved layout and valuable resources that are continually being added.

Join Us at the Beach!
Register Now for NTI 2010

National Training Institute
7th Annual National Training Institute on Effective Practices: Supporting Young Children's Social Emotional Development
March 17-20, 2010
Sheraton Sand Key Resort
Clearwater Beach, Florida

Register now for the 7th Annual National Training Institute! The format is designed to provide cutting-edge information on challenging behavior in an in-depth, intensive learning experience. Each workshop is three hours long and topics are chosen carefully to give you a variety of options. Participants have many opportunities to practice new strategies, interact with experts, and engage in lively discussions with colleagues. This is your chance to learn creative and effective ways to manage challenging behavior. Information about sessions, travel, and registration will be posted on the Institute web site as it becomes available.

Upcoming Events
TACSEI and CSEFEL faculty often provide presentations, workshops and/or sessions at the events listed below. Please visit each association's website for specific program and registration information.

NABE Annual Conference
February 3-6, 2010
Denver, CO

NACCRRA National Policy Symposium
March 9 - 13, 2010
Washington, DC

NHSA 37th Annual Head Start Conference
May 3-8, 2010
Dallas, TX

NAEYC National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development
June 6-9 2010
Phoenix, AZ

New Horizons for Systems of Care
Effective Practice and Performance for Chldren and Youth with Mental Health Challenges and Their Families

July 14-18, 2010
Washington, DC
Learn the latest in-depth, practical information on developing and operating community-based systems of care and delivering effective clinical interventions, services, and supports.

NHSA 27th Annual Parent Training Conference
December 10-14, 2010
Virginia Beach, VA
January 2010

About the Centers
TACSEI LogoThe Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children, (TACSEI) is a five-year grant made possible by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. TACSEI takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates FREE products and resources to help decision makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day. Visit the TACSEI website at:

CSEFEL LogoThe Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age five. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country. Visit the CSEFEL website at:

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This Update was made possible by grant #H326B070002, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs and grant #90YD0779 from the Office of Head Start and Child care Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not represent the official views or policies of the funding agency, nor does publication in any way constitute an endorsement by the funding agency.