Social Emotional Learning and Approaches to Play and Learning

Social Emotional Learning and Approaches to Play and Learning

The CES Early Childhood Department collaborated with the MA Department for Early Education and Care and the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop a series of Professional Development courses and workshops to introduce the MA Standards for Preschool and Kindergarten Social and Emotional Learning and Approaches to Play and Learning (SEL/APL Standards).

History of this Project

In 2015, CES was tasked with developing a ten-hour introduction course on the SEL/APL Standards and Training of Trainers course to ultimately offer trainings across the state. The Training of Trainers was completed by 125 early educators who were approved to facilitate the community courses in the mixed delivery system of community based programs and public schools. Trainings were offered in over 50 communities throughout the state. An online introduction course on the SEL/APL Standards was offered in English and Spanish. An Administrators/Directors workshop was provided in two state-wide groups. A Family Engagement Professional Development session was provided to a diverse group of statewide family engagement professionals.

Professional Development

To access upcoming professional development offerings for early educators, including those related to the MA SEL/APL Standards, please see the calendar below:

 

For information on the Massachusetts Standards for Preschool and Kindergarten in the Domains of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Approaches to Play and Learning (APL), please visit the mass.gov website

Resources for Download

Massachusetts Standards for Preschool and Kindergarten Social and Emotional Learning, and Approaches to Play and Learning booklet

Engaging Families in Social Emotional Learning

Introduction to the MA Standards for Preschool and Kindergarten Social and Emotional Learning and Approaches to Play and Learning for Administrators and Program Directors

To request an in-person traiing on the SEL/APL standards, please contact:

Photo of Sarah Lusardi
Position: 
IECMH Clinical Supervisor
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5567
Email: 
slusardi@collaborative.org