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Category: K-2

What is SEL?

The South Dakota Statewide Family Engagement Center (SD SFEC) is working to unite students, families, schools, and communities together by focusing on learner needs from

Screen Time Guidance

SCREEN TIME GUIDANCE: WHAT CAN ADULTS DO TO HELP CHILDREN NAVIGATE TECHNOLOGY? Is social media changing our brains? This 3 minute video by AsapScience describes

Family Engagement Champions

Now accepting applications for Cohort 2! About the Program When schools engage parents and families, students do better at school. We’re seeking a diverse group

Student Success Night SFEC hosted a Student Success Night at Rapid City High School to talk with students about careers. This collection of videos from school administrators

New HS Graduation Requirements

Now that school has started – check out the new High School graduation requirements for South Dakota. Recognizing that success looks different for each student,

Birth to 5 update

The Birth-Five pillar of the SD SFEC has been busy working to improve the communication and early literacy skills of children from birth to five

Mental Health Resources for Families

When Something Scary Happens – Resources to Help Families Cope in Emergencies and Other Challenging Times Sesame Street in Communities – Includes resources and activities

Early Literacy Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics Early Literacy Resources – These resources are for families to explore and expand their understanding of early literacy. Some links have

Learn: Common Sense Parenting

The Common Sense Parenting program’s easy-to-learn techniques address communication, discipline, decision-making, relationships, and self-control when parenting children four-years-old through adolescence. Classes are offered free of

Learn: Responsive Parenting

“Responsive Parenting” is a six-week course for parents with children ages birth to three-years-old and can increase the enjoyment and satisfaction of parenting young children.

Family Friendly Walk-Through

Is your school Family Friendly? Research shows that when schools and parents work together to support the education of a child, not only does the

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