Lise Fox, Ph.D
Professor & Director, National Center for Pyramid Model Innovation, University of South Florida


Lise Fox, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies and the Co-Director of the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, the University of South Florida Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. She is the principal investigator of the OSEP-funded National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) and a faculty member with the OSEP-funded Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA). She is currently engaged in research and technical assistance projects related to the implementation of evidence-based practices with in early care, education, and early intervention systems; state and program implementation technical assistance; and the implementation of the Pyramid Model.

Social Emotional Learning Begins Day 1: Promoting Social Emotional Competence in the Early Years

Research has offered strong support for the importance of social and emotional skills by documenting their link to academic, mental health, and life outcomes. In this presentation, Dr. Lise Fox will discuss the critical need to begin thinking about the promotion of social emotional competence in very young children before they enter school. Dr. Fox will describe what we know about children’s trajectory of social and emotional development and describe how programs and professionals can guide skill development.