Welcome to California's most important youth advancement movement - SEL in all schools and communities!
We're building awareness of social-emotional learning and its impact
And advocating for state and local policies and funding to support SEL
While connecting local SEL stakeholders to share best practices

Let's bring social emotional learning
to 100% of California students

COVID-19 SEL Supports

As local, state, national, and international leaders work to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many communities across the country are experiencing a heightened level of fear, anxiety, and worry during these uncertain times. Parents, educators, youth development professionals, childcare providers, and others are looking for ways to help young people reduce, manage, and cope with the fears, worries and anxieties that might be provoked by this health crisis and continue to develop the social and emotional skills they will need for managing and coping with future life challenges. We’ve compiled a list of resources to support these efforts. Check back periodically, as we will be updating the list.

Crucial Emotional Toolkit for Parents & Children in Coronavirus Era

During stressful times such as the current coronavirus pandemic, what children need most is Emotional Intelligence (EQ).

Bring EQ into the home with this toolkit of dynamic, and mostly free, online learning programs, videos, games, and apps.

Deepening Our SEL Practice

This event has been moved to the March – May, 2021 time frame. The specific date will be announced in Fall 2020.

Join SEL4CA and LAUSD on May 27, 2020 for the third annual Los Angeles Unified School District Social Emotional Learning Conference.

Explore going deeper in how we implement social and emotional learning with fidelity.

Dr. Amy Cranston Now Leads California SEL Alliance

Dr. Cranston brings two decades of education experience to the SEL revolution in California.

New State Guide for SEL Resources

The California Department of Education recently released “Social Emotional Learning in California: A Guide to Resources.” This downloadable guide assists California educations in serving the social and emotional needs of the whole child.

The Impact of Social Emotional Learning

Value SEL

Teachers are calling for schools to prioritize integrating SEL learning practices and strategies.

Value SEL

Principals say SEL is essential, but want more guidance, training and support to teach these skills effectively.

SEL Investments Yield Returns

On average, for every $1 invested in SEL programming, there is a return of $11.