The State of Missouri has the highest level of school suspensions in the nation, with St. Louis being the highest concentration in the state. In fact, in St. Louis, children score 61% higher in social-emotional delays than the national average. The SEEC Project is a multi-tiered research-based approach that teaches social-emotional skills in which all children benefit from provided preventative strategies for children who are at-risk for social-emotional delays and help determine interventions for children exhibiting challenging behaviors.



















We have partnered with Project Launch to bring a grant funded project which is currently open to family childcare providers in the 63104, 63106, 63107, 63113 and 63118 zip codes in St. Louis County. It is comprised of 4 levels designed to follow sequentially. 

Here are some of the highlights of each level:

The project was developed in 2006 to help address the challenges teachers were and are facing with children’s behaviors in the classroom that are disrupting instructional time. The training provides information that is based in theory and research that specifically looks at the impact of trauma, poverty and toxic stress that impact children’s readiness to learn.

Since the beginning of this project in 2006, 4,678 children have been impacted by the hard work of 749 teachers.

Staff Members

Bridgit Gale
Assistant Program Officer
ext. 131

Becky Vogel
Early Childhood Specialist
ext. 140


The CSEFEL website will provide you with scripted social stories, book lists/nook, teaching social emotional skills and help develop behavior support plans. Click below for more information! 

The CAinclusion website will give you resources in relationship and environments, teaching Social-Emotional strategies, emotional literacy, managing strong emotions, problem solving, conflict resolution and book nook. Click below for more information! 

Free resources, videos and articles on trauma informed, evidence-based and research backed SEL best practice.

The Backpack Connection Series was created by TACSEI to provide a way for teachers and parents/caregivers to work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior. Teachers may choose to send a handout home in each child’s backpack when a new strategy or skill is introduced to the class. Each Backpack Connection handout provides information that helps parents stay informed about what their child is learning at school and specific ideas on how to use the strategy or skill at home. This series was developed in collaboration with Pyramid Plus: The Colorado Center for Social Emotional Competence and Inclusion and Bal Swan Children’s Center in Broomfield, Colorado.

Click below to view ideas you can add for Preschoolers in your classroom!

Click below to view ideas you can add for infants/toddlers in your classroom!

Click below to view ideas you can add for your leaders!.

Phone: (314) 531-1412
Toll-Free: (800) 467-2322
Fax: (314) 531-4184

1310 Papin Street
Suite 100B
Saint Louis, MO 63103