Social and Emotional Learning

Topic: Social and Emotional Learning, prepared by Caitlin Dermody

*Last updated Jan. 2024


  • EDST 125, Contemporary Topics in Social and Emotional Learning, Christina Cipriano
  • Child Development, Carla Horwitz & Nancy Close
  • Early Childhood Education, Carla Horwitz
  • Education and the Life Worth Living, Matthew Croasmun


  • Students: Dylan Campbell
  • Faculty and staff: Christina Cipriano, Carla Horwitz, Nancy Close

Alumni (be in touch with Mira Debs for contact information)

  • Fish Stark (’17),, Legends – digital SEL programs for upper elementary students
  • Caitlin Dermody (YC ’18) PhD student at HGSE
  • Erin Cofrancesco

Clubs, organizations, activities:

  • Mind Matters
  • Yale Wellness Project
  • Yale Life Worth Living
  • Teaching Peace Initiative

Field experience/Internships:

  • Education Collaboratory, Yale Child Study Center
  • Yale Child Study Center
  • Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
  • Calvin Hill Daycare (during academic year and Summer)
  • CASEL, Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning
  • Mindfulness First, an organization that focuses on mindfulness and trauma-informed practices in curriculum.
  • Leader in Me, an organization that provides comprehensive frameworks (which emphasize student mental health) to schools for transforming their classrooms.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness – education is significant part of their emphasis
  • Hayden’s Corner
  • Child Mind Institute


  • Onishi Fellowship (Funds all education internships, including early education)
  • Life Worth Living Fellowship