PEER Supports Bridgeport Early Childhood Social-Emotional Learning Initiative
In an effort to promote coordinated, high quality SEL programming and supports for the young children and families of Bridgeport, a number of local stakeholders came together in the summer of 2018 to launch the Bridgeport Early Childhood SEL Initiative (BECSELI). The initiative is led by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and PEER is contributing as an evaluation partner. Several of PEER’s member organizations serve on the BECSELI Steering Committee.
Strengthening the Early Childhood Continuum from Pre-K to Grade Three
The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) has released a suite of PreK to kindergarten transition resources for schools and districts. These resources include The Early Childhood Landscape Analysis Tool for Connecticut Schools and Districts, Transitioning to Kindergarten: the Why, What, and How of this Important Milestone for Connecticut Students, and The Connecticut State Department of Education’s Evidence-Based Guide for Early Learning.
PEER releases study examining kindergarten entry skills in Connecticut
The Partnership for Early Education Research (PEER) has released a new brief entitled Assessing Kindergarten Entry Skills in Connecticut: The Kindergarten Entrance Inventory, 2010-2013. This brief describes a PEER study that examines the performance of kindergarten children across a variety of domains and explores whether there were any group differences or community differences in performance.
Understanding the student population: Connecticut’s English learner identification process
This two-part series on the use of data collection tools to understand and serve English learners emerged from PEER’s ongoing work on supporting young English learners. In Part 1, we focus on Connecticut and Federal guidance about identifying English learners.
The value of logic models in education
When educational organizations decide to implement a new strategy or program to support students, designing a logic model can help stakeholders to understand how they expect the new approach will improve outcomes. Although educational organizations often feel real pressure to jump into action, the development of a logic model can build a foundation for the successful implementation of new approaches and the evaluation of their success.
PEER releases its first research brief
PEER has released the first of three research briefs describing the work funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. The brief focuses on assessment practices in school-based and center-based early childhood education classrooms in PEER communities.
Drs. Silvia Vilarinho and Stephen Wang Win Commencement Awards
Silvia Vilarinho, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (digestive diseases) and of pathology; was named the 2023 Leah Lowenstein Award recipient at the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Commencement ceremony on Monday, May 22, 2023. Stephen Wang, MD, MPH, a PGY-3 resident in the Department of Internal Medicine’s Primary Care Residency Program was honored with the Betsy Winters House Staff Award, along with Justin Nguyen, MD, a chief resident in the Department of Urology.
Cipriano Appointed as Senior Mentor for SRCD Scholars Program to Advance Equity
Dr. Christina Cipriano, Assistant Professor at the Child Study Center and Director of the Education Collaboratory at Yale, was selected to serve as senior mentor for the Society of Research in Child Development's Towards 2044: Horowitz Early Career Scholars Program. The program provides educational and professional development for scholars, giving them a launching point for a career in the field of child development. The program offers selected mentorship from more-advanced scholars in the field who provide them guidance and support in their pursuit of educational and professional goals. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and disciplinary groups are recruited to serve as mentors. The Towards 2044: Horowitz Early Career Scholar Program takes its name from the year when the adult population of the United States is estimated to become a diverse majority. SRCD is excited to support the professional development of a diverse group of researchers as we move towards this new period.Source: Society of Research in Child Development
Why Social and Emotional Learning Matters - the Work of Chris Cipriano and team
Sandra Chafouleas, Co-Director of the UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health, interviews Christina Cipriano, Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center and Director of the Education Collaboratory at Yale (Former Director of Research at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence) on why social and emotional learning matters.Source: UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health
Internal Medicine Residency: What Medical Students Should Know
Internal medicine focuses on the acute and chronic medical care of adults whether it be prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment. Internal medicine residency is a training program that prepares a new physician for a career in internal medicine, ranging from a general internist, a subspecialist, a policy maker, a practitioner, an educator, or a researcher.
Dr. Cipriano Appointed to the Global Center for Inclusion in Education Research Collaborative
Global Center for Inclusion in Education Research Collaborative looks to Dr. Christina Cipriano's expertise in inclusive and equitable social and emotional learning to drive their global research agenda and conversation.
From Therapy Dogs To Yoga, Schools Continue Focus On Mental Health
Schools in Cheshire and Southington, CT are implementing RULER, the evidence-based approach to SEL developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, as a way to care for the well-being of their school communities.Source: The Cheshire Herald
When social-emotional learning leaves out students with disabilities
SEL is supposed to help all kids thrive, but students with disabilities are often excluded. Dr. Christina Cipriano, assistant professor at the Yale Child Study Center, knows that SEL can positively influence children's emotional development. Learn how she is leveraging research findings to make SEL more inclusiveSource: Mashable