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TACSEI and CSEFEL Updates
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Eight Years of Working Together: CSEFEL and TACSEI Talk about Collaboration
"A Conversation about Collaboration" Reflects on Eight Years of Combining Efforts to Improve Social-Emotional Outcomes for Young Children
A Conversation about CollaborationThis short video features Barbara J. Smith, Mary Louise Hemmeter and Lise Fox reflecting on  CSEFEL and TACSEI's collaborative relationship and how the two national centers have worked together over the past eight years to improve the social-emotional outcomes for all young children. Topics specifically discussed include:
  • Implementing evidence-based practices
  • Bringing together national, state and local partners
  • Getting the message out
  • Bridging the "knowledge to practice" gap
  • Transforming through collaboration

Promoting Social and Emotional Competence in Infant–Toddler Environments
Register Now for the NAEYC Pre-Institute Full-Day TOT Session
Infant Toddler ModulesThis full-day session, which will be held on June 5 at the NAEYC National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development in Phoenix, Arizona, is a Training of Trainers (TOT) program for administrators of early childhood programs, education coordinators, off-site trainers, and others with training responsibilities in early childhood programs.  Participants in this session will be prepared to conduct the Promoting Social and Emotional Competence: Training Modules for infant and toddler teachers which were developed by the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL). These evidence-based, user-friendly training modules help early childhood educators promote healthy social emotional development in the very youngest children. Video clips and vignettes featuring real families and children bring this training to life. Participants will receive the Training Manual—with a Facilitator’s Guide, trainer notes and scripts, activities, and participant handouts for the three modules—and a DVD of the PowerPoint slides with embedded video clips as well as all of the print materials in PDF format.  For more information, please visit the NAEYC conference website.

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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.

The Tenth National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute
May 17-19, 2010
Chapel Hill, NC
This event is the premiere gathering for people who serve young children to learn, share and problem-solve. Don't miss this chance to keep up with what's happening in the field, broaden your knowledge of the latest inclusive practices and further your professional growth!

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 Children 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.

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
May 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.