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

The Family Education and Engagement Train-the-Trainer session was a HUGE success!!

November 19, 2020

Representatives from both Phase 1 and Phase 2 attended the two hour training session. School day and OST staff came together to focus on three of the seven Family Engagement Modules: Introduction to SEL,…

Diamond View Elementary Offers Virtual Yoga Sessions to Families

November 18, 2020

Diamond View is using PSELI funds to offer free virtual Yoga Sessions for families in December. The benefits of yoga are increased self confidence and self management skills.

Crosspointe Elementary Shares Lessons Learned at Phase II Community of Practice

November 3, 2020

On October 28, 2020, PSELI Palm Beach County had its first Community of Practice for Phase II Sites where principals, OST directors, and SEL leads from the six participating Phase II Sites…

Early Lessons from Schools and Out-of-School Time Programs Implementing Social and Emotional Learning

October 27, 2020

The most comprehensive study of social and emotional learning implementation to date offers early lessons for schools and out-of-school-time programs on how to carry out high-quality social and emotional learning instruction. The…

MAP for Well-being for Families at West Gate Elementary / MAPA para bienestar para las familias en West Gate Elementary.

October 22, 2020

As part of an ongoing effort to promote SEL at home, Prime Time’s SEL specialist offered a virtual bilingual session on well-being and SEL for parents at the monthly SAC meeting. Parents,…

Phase Two Onboarding Underway

October 22, 2020

The director and staff and Benoist Farms Elementary Afterschool Program, a Phase 2 PSELI site, participated in micro professional development and coaching check-in with the SEL specialist where they learned basic strategies to…