the North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development
Welcome to Effective Teacher Practices Supporting the North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development, a series of training modules that promote the use of the revised North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development. In these modules, the Social-Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (SEFEL) strategies have been linked with the North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development as well as NC Professional Teaching Standards. The connection between the NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development and the NC Standard Course of Study for kindergarten (Common Core State Standards and NC Essential Standards) are emphasized in each module.
The SEFEL strategies are in a teaching pyramid framework with three tiers. Tier I consists of universal practices that are needed to support ALL children and promote children's healthy development. Tier II instructional practices are designed to prevent problem behaviors for SOME children who need extra support. Tier III practices provide intervention to young children who experience serious and persistent problem behaviors. Research by the Center on the Social-Emotional Foundations for Early Learning indicates consistent implementation of these practices can prevent challenging behaviors and build social skills.
Tier I: Effective Teacher Practices Supporting High Quality Supportive Environments and Nurturing & Responsive Relationships (Modules 3-11)
Tier II: Under development
Support materials for all modules can be found here: