Social-Emotional Learning

What is Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)?

What is SEL?

Social-emotional skills are the strategies one has for managing strong emotions, navigating relationships, working effectively with others, solving difficult problems, and making responsible decisions.

Social-emotional skills pave the way for positive life experiences. When these skills are taught and supported, youth are more likely to succeed academically and have a positive attitude toward self and school.
-Committee for Children

CSDE/District Standards

CSDE Toolbox

Connection to School SEL

All of Norwich Public Schools use SEL programs that build self-awareness, enhance relationships, develop responsible decision making skills, foster social awareness, and develop different expectations for self-management.

SEL Activities to Support Your Child at Home

Activities for Preschool Aged Children:

Activities for All Grades:

Parenting Guides Provides benchmarks and tips to help support your child’s academic, physical, and social emotional growth. (Scroll to Your Child's Grade Level)

SEL Activities to Support Adults

Self-CareSelf-Care Checklist

Mindful MinutesMindfulness Minutes A Toolkit to help with Self-Care

Self-Care ExercisesSelf-Care Exercises and Activities

Community Support Resources

Below you will find links to community support resources that will help connect  your family with Social Emotional  Learning information.

Norwich Human Services
Provides programs and services to all Norwich families. Programs and support services include, Case Management Assistance, Child Care, Heat, Utilities, Emergence Rental and Mortgage Assistance.

*Under Norwich Human Services you will also find the Rose City Senior Center and Norwich Youth and Family Services.

Norwich Youth and Family Services
Provides programs for youth development, family involvement, mental health services, child welfare and teen pregnancy prevention. Workshops on several different topics for adults and children from  elementary school through adults.

Madonna Place
Family/Parenting and Support Center/The Fatherhood Initiative Program/Great Beginnings; Nurturing Families Network Program
Helps caregivers to increase knowledge of recognizing the importance of infant / toddler development.  

Provides many services to help families get support in Social, Emotional and Medical Services. Dental Services, Behavioral Health, School Base Health Center, Pharmacy, Laboratory Services, Client Support Services, Rosalyn Allen Food Pantry

211 United Way
211 will connect you with an information specialist to find the closet Community Service Agency that can help you. Childcare, Doctors, Housing

St Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen
Provides food,meals, case management, and basic human services to all in need. All are welcome.

Husky Insurance