Our Upcoming Events

Childhood Conversations Conference

Start date: February 13, 2020

End date: April 3, 2020

Time: 08:00- 16:00

Location: Windsor, CT

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This annual event will take place on Friday, April 3, 2020 at the Hartford-Windsor Marriott in Windsor, CT. It is our hope that bringing together the Childhood Conversations and Together We Will conferences will allow you to explore deeper content, make cross-sector connections, and gain perspectives on how to maximize connections within your community.

Our theme this year is “Together We Will…Explore the Landscape of Equity and Bias through the Lens of Social-Emotional Learning.

Workshop sessions address the following specific groups: Parents, Parenting Educators, Early Childhood Teachers/Caregivers, Elementary Teachers, Mental Health Providers, After School Professionals, and Early Intervention Providers. The conference is open to anyone that shares an interest in the betterment of communities, children, and families.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 conference. Please tell a friend about the event and come spend the day so that together we can have conversations that will help support the childhood that our children deserve.

Look for special SEL4CT seating and people wearing SEL4CT stickers to connect and continue the conversation at this event!

Past Events

SEL4CT Winter Exchange January 2020: Building Adult Capacity for SEL

Date: January 24, 2020

Time: 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Location: Hartford Marriott, 200 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103

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Are you involved in social and emotional learning in your field, organization, school or community? Are you wondering the best way to prepare yourself and your team to implement social and emotional learning? Do you have experience with successfully implementing SEL? Or are you new and wondering where to start?

Come to the SEL4CT Winter Exchange on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 9am to 2pm and join the discussion: Building Adult Capacity for SEL. Please join and be prepared to share your resources and experiences with this stage to the SEL implementation process. If you have no experience but want to know more, please come with your questions and open ears.

At this meeting we will dive deeper into how schools, community members are supporting and preparing the adults to lead SEL learning. The day will include presentations on various practices, open discussions, interactive activities, and collaborative workgroups as well as lots of resources and information.

The agenda will also include progress updates from our Advocacy Team for the upcoming spring legislative session, an update on the information gathered from the Fall Exchange, and the opportunity to learn more about what others are doing in the state and how we can connect with as many SEL practitioners and advocates as possible.

Learn more about connecting with continued focus team planning sessions – teams include: Communications/Outreach, Public Policy & Advocacy, Afterschool, Early Child Education, District SEL Coordinators Job-Alike Group, Equity & Inclusion, Families & Parents, Steering, Higher Ed/Research, Teacher Prep & School Counseling, and Other Emerging Issues

Breakfast and registration will start at 8:30. We will validate for parking in the CT Convention Center garage. There is no cost to attend this meeting but seating is limited and registration is required by January 21.

SEL4CT Advocacy and Policy Meeting

Date: November 19, 2019

Time: 12:00 - 2:00

Location: CT Nonprofit Center, 75 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford, CT 06106

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Please join the Advocacy and Policy Team of SEL4CT for a lunch meeting as we prepare for the 2020 state legislative session. Share your policy and advocacy ideas and help us determine some priorities for the year ahead. Lunch will be provided.

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SEL4CT Exchange Sept 2019

Date: September 16, 2019

Time: 09:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Hartford Marriott, 200 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103

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Are you involved in social and emotional learning in your field, organization, school or community? Come to the SEL4CT Exchange on Monday, September 16, 2019 from 9am to 2pm and share your work, vision and ideas with the rest of the statewide community as you learn about everything happening in social and emotional learning in Connecticut. We have invited the new Commissioner of Education for the State of Connecticut and are hoping for an engaging and productive day. Join your peers and community members as we build:

  • A clear picture of the current SEL landscape in the State of Connecticut
  • A movement of public support and understanding about SEL
  • A coalition to support advocacy on behalf of SEL
  • A network of people and organizations working on SEL

Agenda

  • Registration/Breakfast
  • Welcome
  • Landscape Introductions Part I
    Each organization will have a brief time to share what their SEL plans are for the year
  • Input for the Advocacy Team
    What changes do we want to see for SEL in CT the next 2 years?
  • Landscape Introductions Part II
  • Lunch
  • Keynote
  • Focus Team Planning Sessions – Teams include: Communications/Outreach, Public Policy & Advocacy, Afterschool, Early Child Education, District SEL Coordinators Job-Alike Group, Equity & Inclusion, Families & Parents, Steering, Higher Ed/Research, Teacher Prep & School Counseling, and Other Emerging Issues

Buffet breakfast and registration will start at 8:30. We will validate for parking in the CT Convention Center garage. There is no cost to attend this meeting.

Questions? Please contact Michelle Doucette Cunningham 860-730-2941 or mdc@ctafterschoolnetwork.org or Khadija Bshara kbshara@ctafterschoolnetwork.org or 860-359-3711 with the Connecticut After School Network at or see our website at www.sel4ct.org.

Childhood Conversations Conference

Start date: March 29, 2019

End date: March 30, 2019

Time: 8:30 - 15:45

Location: Hartford-Windsor Marriott

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Together we will learn to support and develop children’s social emotional skills to reduce challenging behaviors, strengthen families and communities.

Childhood Conversations brings local and national speakers to parents and professionals of Connecticut to learn about relevant topics that deal with children ages 0 – 9 today.

Don’t miss this two-day event – sign up for one or both days!

Communications Conference Call

Date: February 15, 2019

Time: 10:30 - 11:00 am

Location: Conference Call

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Want to help expand social emotional learning statewide?  

Join us on this initial conference call to talk about first steps for the Communications Committee for 2019. All are welcome. Help us decide on our action plan for the upcoming year and the best way to connect those in our state working on this important issue.

SEL4CT Kickoff Meeting

Date: October 19, 2018

Location: Hartford, CT

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Are you involved in social emotional learning? Help plan what a coalition to support SEL will look like in Connecticut! We need your input at our initial meeting to plan the scope and strategy of this brand new initiative.  Help us as we build:

  • A movement of public support and understanding about SEL
  • A coalition to support advocacy on behalf of SEL
  • A network of people and organizations working on SEL