SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Social Emotional Learning component will be practiced daily at Au Beau SEjour French Preschool.
SEL is part of our afternoon circle time. The short-term goals of SEL programs are to:
- one, promote students’ self-awareness, self- management, social-awareness, relationship, and responsible decision-making skills;
- two, improve student attitudes and beliefs about self, others, and to provide a foundation for better adjustment and academic performance as reflected in more positive social behaviors and peer relationships, fewer conduct problems, less emotional distress, and improved grades and test scores.
The five sets of SEL competencies are important from very early in life but are especially relevant as children begin to spend time with adults, peers, and the community as to have skills to better socialize.
There are great benefits in facilitating SEL in Early Years Education.
better academic performance: achievement scores an average of 11 percentile points higher than students who did not receive SEL instruction;
improved attitudes and behaviors: greater motivation to learn, deeper commitment to school, increased time devoted to schoolwork, and better classroom behavior;
fewer negative behaviors: decreased disruptive class behavior, noncompliance, aggression, delinquent acts, and disciplinary referrals; and
reduced emotional distress: fewer reports of student depression, anxiety, stress, and social withdrawal.