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TACSEI and CSEFEL Updates
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CSEFEL Videos Now Available Online
Check out the CSEFEL Video Library to take a look at these videos and others that can be viewed directly on the CSEFEL website!

Promoting Social Emotional CompetencePromoting Social Emotional Competence was designed to provide a foundation for understanding the Teaching Pyramid as a framework for promoting young children’s social and emotional development and preventing and addressing challenging behavior. This 22-minute video is a perfect way to be introduced to and become familiar with the pyramid framework. View this video online at the CSEFEL website.

Practical Strategies for Teaching Social Emotional SkillsPractical Strategies for Teaching Social Emotional Skills. This 28-minute video highlights strategies and approaches that early childhood personnel and families can use to systematically target social emotional supports that build young children’s skills in a variety of areas including making friends, problem solving, asking an adult for help, talking about feelings, and managing their emotions. The strategies rely on a 3-stage approach to supporting young children’s social emotional development by (1) introducing and practicing a skill, (2) building fluency and competency with a skill, and (3) ensuring there is maintenance of a skill. The video provides multiple examples of early childhood personnel demonstrating how to introduce a skill using a variety of tools, practice a skill through planned and unscripted activities, and maintain the skill by recognizing children for using the skill on their own. View this video online at the CSEFEL website.

TACSEI State Applications Due July 29th
State News!Interested in applying to become a TACSEI State? The RFP for 2010 TACSEI Partner States is available under "What's New" on the TACSEI website. This opportunity is designed to support the social, emotional and behavioral development of children ages birth through five with a focus on those at risk for or with delays and disabilities served in inclusive or natural environments. The broad goal of the state/TACSEI Partnership is to build state capacity to foster professional development of the early care and education workforce that:
  • enhances knowledge and skills of practitioners and those who support them including administrators, coaches, trainers and faculty;
  • supports the implementation and sustainability of evidence-based practices;
  • increases the size of the workforce skilled in supporting the social-emotional development of young children (birth–5 years) in inclusive, natural environments.
To find out more information about the application process, download the application packet in pdf or Word format.
Hurry! Deadline to apply is July 29, 2010


CSEFEL Introduces"Decision Making Guidelines" Series  
Decision Making GuidelinesNeed help choosing a social-emotional curriculum?  Having trouble knowing when to seek outside help with a child's problem behavior?  Look no further. The first two installments of the new “How Do I Decide?” Series of Guidelines gives guidance on these important issues in a brief, easy-to-use format. This new resource from CSEFEL was developed to help readers make informed decisions that positively impact young children’s challenging behavior and social-emotional development.  Be sure to visit the CSEFEL website to learn about these issues and more as new topics are added.

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

NACCRRA Professional Development Institute
September 15-17, 2010
Minneapolis, MN

DEC 2010 - The 26th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families

October 14-17, 2010
Kansas City, Missouri

NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo in collaboration with NBCDI
November 3-6, 2010
Anaheim, CA

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

NABE 2011 - 40th Annual Conference
February 16-19, 2011
New Orleans, LA

NACCRRA 2011 National Policy Symposium

Making Connections: All Children, All Families, All Settings
March 14-20, 2011
Washington, D.C.

NHSA 38th Annual Conference
April 4-8, 2011
Kansas City, MO
July 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: www.challengingbehavior.org

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: www.vanderbilt.edu/csefel/


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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.