What is Social-Emotional Learning (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
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.
- Huntington, Moriarty & Uncas Elementary Schools: Choose Love & Second Step
- Veterans' Memorial Elementary School: Second Step
- Wequonnoc & Stanton Elementary Schools: Collaborative Classroom
- Mahan Elementary School: Lion's Quest
- Kelly STEAM & Teachers' Global Studies Magnet Middle Schools: Choose Love
SEL Activities to Support Your Child at Home
Activities for Preschool Aged Children:
- You Are My Sunshine, Read Aloud Book
- SEL Strategies for Families - Tips to help support SEL at home
Activities for All Grades:
- Tools for Families
- How to Help Your Child Build Character
- Greatschool Podcasts for Parents
- SEL Activities for Families & Educators - *Contains many different links to online activities to support SEL activities to do with your child at home or in the classroom
- Guided Mindfulness - Sessions and videos for you to do with your child
- Peace Out - Short stories to help children relax
- The Imagine Neighborhood - Designed to help families and children tackle the big feelings that come up while growing up
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)
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.
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
St Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen
Provides food,meals, case management, and basic human services to all in need. All are welcome.