Illinois SEL Standards: More Mental Health Supports Required

The Illinois Early Learning Guidelines include SEL competencies for birth to age 3 and SEL competencies for age 3 to kindergarten. Illinois has also developed SEL competencies for K-12, which align with the Early Learning Developmental Standards.

For K-12 students, Illinois has outlined the following standards and competencies:

  • Develop self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve school and life success
  • Use social awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships
  • Demonstrate decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts.


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How can districts become leaders in SEL? 

We’ve put together a sample alignment guide to show how seamlessly the Illinois SEL guidelines align to Move This World’s curriculum objectives. A school or district-wide social and emotional learning curriculum can support all students, staff, and families in your community. Additionally, a Tier 1 approach to SEL helps provide a common language around social and emotional skills so that students, staff, and families can all participate in creating a positive school culture. Contact our team and learn more about bringing social and emotional support to your district.

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