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The Center for Advancement in Social Emotional Learning - Heart Based Social Emotional Learning.

Since 1993. The Unconditional Self Love and Personal Empowerment Movement. 

Inner peace, embodiment practices, tools and techniques, results in a lifetime of connected, powerful  and present living. 

We Supply Social Emotional Learning Trainings, Classes, Workshops, Licenses, Certifications, and Special Events Online and In Person.

Our Specialty: Train The Trainer

3 Hour Workshop per Week, For 8 Weeks.

8 Stacking Certifications, One Diploma once all assessments are fulfilled, and Career Support in this new time for education. Bi Monthly Training Options available, as well as sliding scale tuition. 

We Provide in Person and Online personal and professional development : Classes, Events, and Curriculum, based in 

Heart Based Embodiment Practices Tools and Techniques (Destress, Re vitalize)




Kids Creativity Summer Camps 


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CEO/Director/Lead Trainer Heidi Little, M. Ed

Sliding scale available, please reach out. We Lead With The Heart. 

Child Of The Heart, How Do We Teach Self Love In Education?

The Roots of Social Emotional Learning 

In the face of present mental health challenges, opiate crises, teen pregnancy rates, and alarming suicide statistics, the cultivation of soft skills emerges as a powerful antidote. Soft skills encompass a diverse array of interpersonal abilities, including empathy, communication, resilience, and emotional intelligence. These skills serve as the cornerstone for fostering deep connections, understanding, and support within communities. By prioritizing the development of soft skills, individuals can forge meaningful connections that offer solace and strength amidst personal struggles. Enhanced communication skills enable open dialogue about mental health issues, breaking down stigmas and fostering supportive environments for those in need. Empathy cultivates understanding and compassion, crucial elements in combating feelings of isolation and despair. Moreover, resilience nurtures the ability to navigate adversity with grace and determination, offering a lifeline in times of crisis. As we equip present and future generations with these invaluable tools, we not only bolster individual well-being but also foster a collective culture of empathy, kindness, and resilience. By bringing an inner connection to the heart, joy, health, and wellness, soft skills pave the way for a brighter, more hopeful future, where individuals are empowered to support one another through life's challenges with understanding, compassion, and resilience.

In the beginning there were a few of us teaching peace, unity, non violent communication, designing and testing progressive education with programs like "Learning Through the Arts " Saskatchewan public school board, and teen pregnancy programs, at risk youth programs. The Saskatchewan prairies were a hot bed of opportunities for supporting indigenous youth, and programs that fostered happiness, joy and unity amongst our chidlren and youth. Heidi Little was there. In the beginning of it all, designing, testing and implementing. She remembers why we began this journey into whole child, whole systems, education. To support and uplift our youth, families, schools , communities,  and teachers. We have come along way, and forgotten a lot of what was learned. Funding cuts, bottom lines, no time ... we an do better than 2nd Step, or CASEL, always reaching outside of the self. SEL is and will always be an inside out job.  we love ourselves, we will make very different choices. Heidi Little, M. Ed.

The Center for Advancement in Social Emotional Learning provides turnkey, Train the Trainer and partner curriculum, with enrichment specials. The eight instructional stacking modules were created over 25 years of progressive education, program development and teaching. The modules and techniques have proven that our connection to heart, and inner guidance system are the way forward . 

Our trainings and workshops offer a blend of online and in-person experiences. We've built our foundation on a combination of workshops and Stacking Certifications, forming a robust learning framework. Participants engage in group cohorts and all potential students/clients, have access to private workshops, classes, and events held throughout the year. Each module spans 3 hours, ensuring focused and impactful learning sessions. Additionally, we provide licensing and trainers for organizations, school districts, and educational/training organizations across North America and Globally. 

For the educator whether private/public/homeschool/free school or no school: our body, mind and spirit curriculum is based in Embodiment Practices, Tools and Techniques, that restore the heart, brain coherence, and supports the parasympathetic nervous system. Included are concrete tools to learn, experience, live and teach. Structured group exploration, personal exploration,  identify gifts, mission and purpose, in a weekly, stacking, team atmosphere that is supportive, and inspiring.

Embark on a journey of personal and professional development with our comprehensive program, designed to equip you with the skills to share and teach soft skills that matter: Embodiment practices, tools and techniques, as well as instruct Social Emotional Learning ( SEL) to individuals or groups. Our curriculum provides everything you need to feel confident in your understanding and application of true Social Emotional Learning principles. Throughout the course, students will delve into practices that facilitate deep self-connection, anchoring in the heart, and cultivating a resilient inner guidance system. As you progress through each module, you'll not only learn techniques for personal growth but also gain the ability to effectively teach these strategies to others. Discover how to navigate life's challenges bringing your inner light into any space, while fostering belief In yourself and your abilities. Our program encourages students to explore their sense of self in relation to their family, community and the wider world, empowering the student to become the balanced, best version of themselves. You will emerge with the capacity to share tools and techniques that promote self love, establish a strong connection to inner guidance systems, nurture imagination and cultivate a balanced body, mind and spirit connection. By supporting optimum health, inspiration, hope, and peace through self-understanding, self-actualizing, you will be equipped to make a profound impact in your own life and the lives of others. 

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Eight Turnkey Instructional Modules Based In Embodiment Practices, Tools And Techniques. 
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Our Feature
Stacking Modules & Certifications 

Soft skills: Advanced SEL education through turnkey, stacking modules, based on 25 years of field experience. Learn foundational tools and techniques that have been designed, implemented, informally and formally assessed, in classes, community and internationally, over two decades. Guaranteed and viable curriculum. The eight stacking modules are: Module One: Self Love in Education, Module Two: Be The Medicine, Module Three: Identity, Module Four: Self in Relation to Community, Module Five: Self In Relation To The World And Universe, Module Six: The Classroom As A Social Setting, Module Seven: Safe And Brave Spaces and Module Eight: Launching Your SEL Journey. Individualized learning plans to get the most out of your certifications. Great for children, youth, young adults, and mature learners. Built on the I do, We do, You do model.


Self Love

Self-Love in Education Module One/Certification One


Be The Medicine

Be the Medicine Module
Two/Certification Two 



Identity Module Three/
Certification Three



Self in Relation to Community Module Four/Certification Four


Global Consciousness

Self in Relationship with the World and Universe Module Five/Certification Five


Social Systems

The Classroom and Community as a Social System Module Six/Certification Six


Safe and Brave Space

Creating Safe and Brave Spaces Module Seven/Certification Seven


Launch Your SEL Journey

Chart and Launch Your SEL Journey
Module Eight/Certification Eight

Educators and Leadership.

We know how challenging navigating the waters of life and education has become. We stand in the present, and look to the future with hope for the restoration of healthy, happy people, and for inclusive caring, supportive communities, and societies. We have developed social emotional learning techniques, and tools, and have been implementing them since 1993. We have crafted 8 modules and 4 specials to easily implement into any classroom. Whether that is a forest, or brick and mortar. The Center can also support with our Certified Social Emotional Learning Trainers from the Center for Advancement, as well as, specialized instructional options via  classes, workshops, teacher certifications supporting professional and personal development for all.


Let us navigate and support self, so we may effectively support our children, youth, communities, teams and each other. 

We are happy to announce that The Center for Advancement In Social Emotional Learning is here to support. Here is a short description of our modules and our trainings:

The Modules

25 years of students, internationally living their best life and flourishing.

Knowing and loving self is a beautiful human experience. Human Flourishing.



More About

The Center for Advancement in Social Emotional Learning

Mission: We are leaders, from all walks of life, empowering, and connecting humanity to their hearts and inner guidance system, providing tools and techniques for resilience, and inspiration to flow through our lives and the lives of our students, We are teaching and training on Heart Based Social Emotional Learning. We are exploring, and learning, embodying and understanding the pathway to our hearts, and inner guidance systems, our gifts, missions and purpose. We know these understandings of self, are key and foundational to a healthy, in balance, and whole person and life. Once we understand self, and love self, we are able to effectively share, guide and support others. We realize we are the change we wish to see, and we are raising the bar of love, care and respect, for ourselves, education, society as a whole, and our students. We are focused on the power of the present moment, and our future generations. 

The Center for Advancement in Social Emotional Learning: provides consultations, stacking certifications, and Trains the trainer. Online and in person: in communities, nationally and internationally.  We are here to provide educators/parents and students with Social Emotional Learning, tools and techniques that connect us to our most empowered and authentic selves, our hearts, and inner guidance system. From there we explore through activities, tools and explorative group conversations how we relate to family, community and our world/humanity. We create educational up leveling, and opportunities, events, and more to expand love, care and respect in all areas of life and professions that work with people. 


The Center for Advancement in Social Emotional Learning: Licenses Social Emotional Learning modules at city/district/state and government levels, and organizations working in opiate abuse, emt, and mental health in North America and abroad, thusly addressing the crisis at hand by providing our students with resources and tools to navigate these transformative times and promote health, wellness and balance for all students, educators and professionals. 


The Center for Advancement in Social Emotional Learning: offers instructional modules and certifications that can be purchased per educator or as group training packages, as individual certifications, or as a set of 8 or 14 with specials. The modules can be completed in our Train the Trainer 8 week stacking certification course or completed at the students, parents, educators, community members, and groups pace. The modules can also be used as supplemental materials in the classroom/community. The option to become certified still exists with these methods by completing our assessments (video and written) at the end of each module and setting up the parameters with the Center. 

We also offer in person workshops, classes, and events. And district, business, and organization consultations. We will design whatever you need to make heart based social emotional learning a part of your and your students experience, thank you for reaching out. We will come up with a Social Emotional Learning experience and plan that works for you.  Email us today

PARENTS: The Center for Advancement in Social Emotional Learning: Our children need us to love and care for ourselves, and then to educate and to foster the strength and love inside of them. To support them in uncovering, exploring and cultivating their unique gifts. We endeavor to support you so you can support them. We lead with the heart and wisdom. Let's design what works for you. 

COMMUNITY: The Center for Advancement in Social Emotional Learning: A strong community is built by well balanced, happy, healthy individuals who have enough left over to give more. We endeavor to support each persons unique abilities and way of being in a balanced, loving way with self, understanding how to work, build and play in community. That takes compassion, empathy, resilience, value in the deep work and understanding that we are celebrated in our uniqueness and a strong team is a diverse team.  i.e.; Building community, Recovery resources, and more.

Educators: We have your back. Techniques to keep you healthy, well and balanced. And a tool kit to share with others. 

What We Offer

Certifications, Classes, Workshops, Licensing, Events, Consultation


Certifications, Classes and Upcoming Events


Workshops For All Ages in SEL
and related coursework 


Train the Trainer 


SEL Licensing 


8 Stacking SEL Modules and 4 Specials

What Clients Say

"Your classes saved my teenage daughter, and our relationship. Thank you."

L.E - Lake Placid, New York

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Our History Our Campaigns

What We Believe In And What We Do
Our Center is built on the 25 years experience of its founder, and 10 years of experiences with our 365 day a year, free, thematic activity platform titled International Children's Month. Peace in Education, Water Stewardship in Education, Self Love and Whole Being in Education, Youth Activism/Stewardship for the Environment/Humanity and so much more. 

Team Work Makes The Dream Work


As a large movement of educators, cultural creatives, social entrepreneurs, and activists, Outreach is close to our hearts. We believe that the best solutions for society come from within, and make it our mission to build awareness so that this is a possibility across the globe. We are behind peace education, water consciousness/education, earth wisdom and medicine wheels, whole being education, self love in education, unity, equality and sovereignty in education/consciousness.


The Center for Advancement in Social Emotional Learning in collaboration with International Children's Month/World  has built an environment of support and helpful resources to make sure that Partnership is always a priority. Our success is driven by the hearts, minds, and souls of our community. Come and join us.


Advocacy is an essential pillar of our Education and Self Love Movement. There is strength in numbers, and we work to inform and encourage others to take a stand for what they believe in. To date we have supported and celebrated with Idle No More, The Children's Peace Project, WE, The World, Unity Earth, World Peace and Prayer Day, World Unity Week, Eco Conscious Music Alliance, World Kindness USA, the Black Jaguar Foundation, and International Children's Month.

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