Welcome to the Home of PSELI

We envision Palm Beach County as a model community for social, emotional and academic learning where, through collaboration, equity and inclusivity, all children, youth and adults have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential to succeed in school, work and life.

This website is used for internal communications to help inform all PSELI partners of updates, events, trainings, resources and more. If you would like to subscribe to the PSELI Points, a bi-weekly PSELI e-newsletter, please email Katie Jacob, Director of Communications at kjacob@primetimepbc.org.

Partnerships for Social Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI) is a Wallace Foundation collaborative uniting the school day and out-of-school time for improved social and emotional learning.


What is SEL?

Social and emotional learning (SEL) leads to children, youth and adults achieving academic, post-secondary, career, and life success. SEL involves acquiring and effectively applying knowledge, attitudes and skills to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, make responsible and caring decisions, and demonstrate behaviors that contribute to academic success.

News and Highlights

Diamond View Elementary Implements Schoolwide KINDNESS Mission

February 25, 2021

Diamond View Elementary Guidance Team is implementing a schoolwide. kindness mission with cards purchased from the Oriental Trading Company with generous funding provided by The Wallace Foundation. Students and staff are given…

Prime Time and School District Discuss the Ingredients for a Successful Partnership and Implementation of SEL

February 25, 2021

On February 19, 2021, Prime Time Palm Beach County Director of Professional Development Katherine Gopie, The School District of Palm Beach County SEL Manager Kristen Rullison, and professionals from CASEL, and The Wallace…

New Podcast Series from The Wallace Foundation Shares Findings and Early Lessons from a RAND Corporation Study of PSELI

February 23, 2021

The new podcast series from The Wallace Foundation shares findings and early lessons from a RAND Corporation study of our Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI). The five-episode series features…

Adult SEL Blended Series: Tuning in for Self-Care and Empathy (OST)

January 13, 2021

Live and Self-paced Modules (see schedule below) Prerequisites: Afterschool professionals from a PSELI pilot school, Prime Time Registry ID. Live Session Time: 4 hours total; Self-Paced Session Time: 8 hours total; Session…

OST Professional Development Offerings by Site

January 7, 2021

ALL PSELI staff who have not participated before are invited to register for: SEL Basics Onboarding (self-paced) – offered the first week of the month in Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr. Click here…

SEL Specialist Knellee Bisram Featured in Wallace Interview

January 6, 2021

6 communities are exploring whether & how children benefit when schools & OST programs intentionally partner to build students’ #SEL skills. Watch the video to learn more: https://t.co/xqYJQNYskl pic.twitter.com/Yl5rsCJjNn — Wallace Foundation…