The following unifying principles guide advocacy efforts for SEL4US and its member groups

Implementation

All children and youth acquire SEL competencies inside and outside of school

Professional Learning

All adults in schools and youth-serving organizations participate in pre-service and ongoing professional learning for continuous improvement in adult social and emotional competence and SEL teaching practice

Continuous Improvement

Schools and youth-serving organizations measure and analyze SEL practice, social and emotional competence and organizational climate for continuous improvement in teaching and learning

Funding

States and communities make appropriate funding available in order to achieve the above goals