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

SEL Integration Series is Now Offered to OST Sites

January 5, 2021

Who should attend? Practitioners from Phase II PSELI sites ONLY participate in Part One of the Series. Practitioners from Phase I PSELI sites should register and save the dates for all four…

Kicking off 2021 With Kindness

January 4, 2021

Happy 2021! We want to start this new year on a positive note and continue to bring more kindness into our world. Throughout January we invite you to “Kick off 2021 with…

Palm Beach County Highlights in 2020

December 14, 2020

Wallace Foundation Releases Video Highlighting First Two Years of PSELI

December 14, 2020

The Wallace Foundation released a video highlighting key insights and findings from RAND Corporation’s report on the first two years of the initiative—the most comprehensive study of social and emotional learning implementation…

New Podcast Discusses First Public Report

December 8, 2020

The RAND Corporation’s Heather Schwartz joins CPRE Knowledge Hub managing editor Keith Heumiller to discuss the report, and what her team has learned from one of most comprehensive SEL implementation studies ever…

Staff Show Gratitude at Hope Centennial

December 3, 2020

Hope Centennial Elementary, a Phase 2 PSELI school, is supporting adult SEL with their “Thankful Boards.” Teachers and staff are able to share notes of gratitude and appreciation for each other in the staff lounges. Way to go,…