WHAT IS SEL?
Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process for learning social and emotional skills for:
Understanding and managing emotions
Setting and achieving positive goals
Feeling and showing empathy for others
Establishing and maintaining positive relationships
Making responsible relationships
Understand their and others' emotions
Accept and embrace their and others' emotions
Develop a more granular emotional vocabulary
Express emotions in a constructive way
Manage negative emotions
Celebrate, cultivate and share positive emotions
Strengthening social & emotional learning skills lead to academic performance benefits.
Developing emotional intelligence skills are important at preschool and kindergarten ages because they help children get ready for school and perform better academically and socially.