SEFEL Resources


NC-DPI Social-Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (SEFEL) is funded through the 619 Preschool Disabilities grant to help improve child outcomes for Pre-K children with disabilities and to increase opportunities for instruction in the least restrictive environment (LRE). This initiative is intended for all collaborative partners who work with special education to implement inclusive preschool programs throughout North Carolina. Since 2009 the DPI Office of Early Learning has provided training, consultation, and on-going support for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to implement the SEFEL framework district-wide throughout the state. This resource page includes training materials for the Pyramid Model, coaching and leadership teams. SEFEL pyramidClick here to view full size.

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.

The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and provides resources to help apply these best practices.

The SEFEL Online System is available to Leadership Team members, SEFEL coaches, and teachers who are being coached within LEAs and collaborative partner programs participating in the NC SEFEL Project. For login support, contact Lindsay Holland at

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