SEFEL is a framework for teaching social and emotional skills to children. It works well in many different settings.

SEFEL Snapshot For Dads!

This month, we honor the dads who are making a difference in the lives of children and families.
Below is a resource highlighting the importance of fathers in the lives of young children:
In celebration of Father's Day, ZERO TO THREE and YouTube star La Guardia Cross teamed up to create a special web series to engage parents in a conversation about why dads matter and what matters to dads. Starting June 2, the four-part Daddy Matters video series will highlight the unique ways that dads foster their young children's development, and bring more dads' voices into the conversation through specific questions at the end of each episode and a lineup of social media events throughout the month. The relationship between father and child has a deep impact on all aspects of children's healthy functioning. Learn more here: https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/series/daddy-matters

Happy Father's Day to everyone playing a caregiver role to a young child!

In Maryland, SEFEL has been implemented in a variety of different child care settings to great success and is currently being adapted for elementary school settings. In addition, experts in Maryland are currently training parents, home visitors, child welfare workers and first responders in the SEFEL model.

MSDE

The University of Maryland is a partner with the Maryland State Department of Education in the development and maintenance of the website.

The University of Maryland is a partner with the Maryland State Department of Education in the development and maintenance of the website.

CSEFEL

The 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 5.

The 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 5.

UMB's Child Health and Prevention

SEFEL is part of UMB's Child Health and Prevention Web Portal

SEFEL is part of UMB's Child Health and Prevention Web Portal

SEFEL Highlights!

Find out what's happening with SEFEL!

May 16th 2017 - Server Maintenance

Attention all users: The SEFEL OMS and parts of the SEFEL Website will be unavailable from 9pm-11pm tonight, May 16th, 2017 for site maintenance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our team at chp@ssw.umaryland.edu.


April 3rd 2017 - The newly redesigned SEFEL Website is now live!


August 15th 2016 - SEFEL OMS Release 1.0 is now live!

Visit the SEFEL Outcomes Monitoring System (OMS)


Approved T-POT Assessors

The T-POT is the SEFEL Fidelity Tool.
View those who have taken the T-POT training and are reliable in the tool.
If you believe you are reliable in the T-POT but your name is on the list please contact chp@ssw.umaryland.edu. Also contact us if you have any questions.


New Mental Health Consultation Tool

The Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (I/ECMHC) Learning Module

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Resources

The long lasting relationship with SEFEL partners has made SEFEL implementation a great success for children all over Maryland.
Check out these important SEFEL Resources below!


SEFEL in Maryland

In Maryland, SEFEL implementation is saturated throughout the state and in many different childcare/classroom settings. Each and every setting is dedicated to social emotional growth in children throughout the state through approved SEFEL training and an evidence based model.

  • Allegany County
  • Anne Arundel County
  • Baltimore City
  • Baltimore County
  • Calvert County
  • Caroline County
  • Carroll County
  • Cecil County
  • Charles County
  • Dorchester County
  • Frederick County
  • Garrett County
  • Harford County
  • Howard County
  • Kent County
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George's County
  • Queen Anne's County
  • St. Mary's County
  • Somerset County
  • Talbot County
  • Washington County
  • Wicomico County
  • Worcester County


Approved T-POT Assessors

The T-POT is the SEFEL Fidelity Tool

View those who have taken the T-POT training and are reliable in the tool.
If you believe you are reliable in the T-POT but your name is on the list please contact chp@ssw.umaryland.edu. Also contact us if you have any questions.

SEFEL Tools for You!

Click below to find SEFEL Tools designed especially for you!


I am a Family Member

SEFEL promotes social and emotional development. When children have appropriate pro social behavior they do better in school and in life.

Tools for Families

I am a Teacher/Provider

SEFEL promotes child social and emotional development and supportive environments. SEFEL helps support healthy development as well as communication, feeling identification, and important executive functioning.

Tools for Teachers/Providers

I am a Trainer

Click here for information about how to become a SEFEL trainer or coach and resources for current SEFEL trainers and coaches!

Tools for Trainers/Coaches

SEFEL Strategies

Look-up SEFEL Strategies for Families and Teachers & Providers for common challenging behaviors!


Join the SEFEL Community!