What is ECL?

The ECSEL Curriculum Library (ECL) is a curated and growing collection of ECSEL-integrated and CASEL-aligned digital activities and lesson plans for children from infancy through pre-kindergarten. All lessons have a social-emotional learning component no matter if you are doing art, science, math, engineering, or more!

Why ECL?

The ECSEL Curriculum Library (ECL) is a destination for teachers to find ECSEL-integrated curriculum activities that have been designed with an emergent-curriculum mindset.

Flip over each card to see what every ECL activity includes: 

ECSEL language, tools, and/or techniques

An easy-to-follow-activity format and layout

ECSEL Prompts to support children in learning about emotions, prosocial skills, problem-solving, and more

Creative ways to extend children's thinking

Activity-specific learning goals that are linked to our ECSEL Standards

The option to print a text-version for easy access to a physical copy

Our ECL has a wide variety of topics and learning areas to make teaching (and learning) easy and fun! 

How the ECSEL Curriculum Library Works


Find a membership plan that best fits your needs and become a member of ECL.


After you become an ECL member, you will receive monthly ECL credits based on the plan your chosen plan.


Use your ECL credits to purchase the lessons you need!

ECL Lesson Features

Lesson Introduction

Here you can find the title, developmental level, and learning areas included in a lesson


This section includes a short description of the session.

ECSEL Standards & Learning Goals

Here you can gain a clear idea of what the goals of this lesson are, and how they align with our ECSEL Standards.

Materials & Instructions

These sections include the materials you will need and a step-by-step guide to implement a lesson.

ECSEL Prompts

Here you can find questions to ask during a lesson to promote ECSEL thinking and discussions about emotions and feelings.

Extended Learning

Need more ideas to extend children’s learning? This part of the lesson has you covered!


What is ECSEL?

Learn more about our begin to ECSEL philosophy and how it inspires the lessons and activities in our ECSEL Curriculum Library.

ECSEL Standards

The ECSEL Standards were developed to go beyond SEL; to both nurture and support children’s cognitive capabilities, as well as their social and emotional skills, from birth. Learn more about the 7 core ECSEL standards.

ECL Membership Plans

Browse our membership plans to find the one that best fits your needs! Looking for a solution for your entire school or district? We can tailor an enterprise plan for you. Reach out to _________ for a quote!

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