SEL For Parents & Community

What is SEL and why does it matter?

SEL, or Social and Emotional learning, involves developing skills and strategies that allow children and adults to understand their own emotions and the emotions of others, and to use this understanding in their choices and relationships. 

Warm Line

The Child Development Council's Warm Line is a free, confidential, and anonymous telephone guidance service for parents and child care providers.

To access the Warm Line, dial 607-273-0259. The Council is open from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Issues of race, culture, and identity are deeply personal and oftentimes emotional.  As we engage with students, families, and other stakeholders around the  concepts of race and ethnicity, it is important to frame conversations in a way that creates a safe, affirming space for all. Use this list of tips as a guide for engaging in brave discussions about race and ethnicity as an educator.  

NYS Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework by the Board of Regents.

This webpage offers guidance on how to avoid miscommunications and  build relationships through communication.