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Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

SEL Pathways For Early Learning

A crosswalk of Washington SEL Standards and the Early Learning and Development Guidelines for birth through grade 3.

SEL Pathways For Early Learning

Contact Information

SEL Program Supervisor
360-701-0575
Administrative Assistant
564-200-2071
Project Supervisor
360-972-4074
Program Specialist
564-200-3083
Administrative Assistant
360-725-6053

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is broadly understood as a process through which individuals build awareness and skills in managing emotions, setting goals, establishing relationships, and making responsible decisions that support success in school and in life. When we think of educating the whole child, their social and emotional development must be considered as a part of overall instruction.

Required Professional Development

Every other school year, school districts must use one of the professional learning days funded under RCW 28A.150.415 to train staff on SEL or SEL-related topics. For more information on this requirement, please review the Professional Learning Day Guidance.

Washington Adopted SEL Standards

The Washington Social Emotional Learning (SEL) standards and benchmarks were adopted in January of 2020.

SEL Professional Learning Network

The SEL Professional Learning Network provides Washington state education professionals with SEL-related learning opportunities including webinars, peer-to-peer exchange series, individualized support, and more.

Washington-Developed SEL Resources

Review Washington-developed SEL resources to help with social emotional learning implementation, including equity tools, learning activities, and related briefs.

SEL Online Module

This online module is designed to build knowledge and awareness for teachers, administrators, and school staff of what social-emotional learning (SEL) is and why it is important. In addition, the module explains how to implement and integrate SEL into different contexts in a culturally responsive way.

SEL Advisory Committee

The Washington State Legislature authorized the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Advisory Committee to continue to develop statewide support to advance and promote SEL.

Trauma-Informed SEL Practices

A trauma-informed child and family service system responds to the impact of traumatic stress on children, caregivers, and service providers. Programs and agencies within these systems infuse and sustain trauma awareness, knowledge, and skills into their organizational cultures, practices, and policies.

SEL Curriculum Grant

School districts can apply for up to $30,000 in funding for evidence-based Social Emotional Learning curriculum. Priority for funding will be given to districts that have not already purchased evidence-based SEL curriculum and are eligible for high-poverty allocations from the learning assistance program. 

For more information, please email Ben Everett or call 564-200-3083.