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Social Emotional Learning Credential

On-Demand • Online • 45 PD Hours

Social emotional skills are the basis of learning. Facilitate social emotional learning (SEL) with Harmony SEL.

This credential is made up of three courses that explore how young children approach learning using social emotional skills. Each course includes methods that support children in the development of self-regulation, paying attention, and persisting through small frustrations. Learners then apply this knowledge using a wealth of practical application tools that can be applied every day to nurture the development of vital social and emotional skills. 

This course includes exercises from the research-based Harmony SEL curriculum. Harmony provides a variety of methods and tools that are fun, easy to use, and bring joy to instructional practice!

  • Start Date: Available on-demand
  • Course Level: Beginner
  • Requirements/Prerequisites: None
  • Course Meeting Times: None
  • Completion Timeline/Duration: 270 Days (90 days per class)
  • Head Start Alignment: This course supports programs in meeting 1302.31 Teaching and the learning environment of the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) in which a program must “promote healthy development and children’s skill growth aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF): Ages Birth to Five, including for children with disabilities.” It aligns with the ELOF Approaches to Learning domain and supports goals for the following sub-domains: Emotional and Behavioral Regulation and Cognitive Regulation.

Course Modules: 

  1. ELOF and SEL Basics 1: Fundamentals
  2. ELOF and SEL Basics 2: Relationships 
  3. ELOF and SEL Basics 3: Identity and Belonging – COMING SOON

Learning Objectives:

  • Obtain a thorough understanding of the ELOF Approaches to Learning and Social and Emotional Development domains.
  • Use new tools developed by Harmony SEL to apply your learning in the classroom, and support children’s development in these domains.
  • Reflect on and deepen your understanding of your own social and emotional skills. 
  • Explore how to overcome biases and challenging behaviors and teach all children equitably.

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45 Hours of Course Material

Online, Self-Paced Content

12 Months of Access to Course

Video Content
Discussion Forums
Digital Badge
Certificate of Completion with PD Hours
24/7 Access to Transcript




Harmony is a CASEL SELect program that develops key social and emotional competencies in the classroom, at home, or in out-of-school programs. Harmony fosters knowledge, skills, and attitudes that Pre-K-6 grade students need to develop healthy identities, create meaningful relationships, and engage productively by providing SEL learning resources, tools, and strategies.

Course Author

Rachel Hutchison

Rachel Hutchison

Rachel Hutchison is the Manager of Online Instructional Design at the National Head Start Association (NHSA). In this role she oversees the design and management of 100+ online courses for the Academy at NHSA. In 2021, Hutchison launched NHSA in the Classroom, an initiative that aims to increase access to world-class arts and educational resources through virtual programming. Rachel earned her bachelors in writing and communication at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and her masters in creative writing at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. Rachel grew up in Havre, Montana and enjoys puppetry, music, and hiking.

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