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Schoolwide Improvement

Schoolwide Improvement

The Second Step Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Program gives students the tools to excel in and out of the classroom. Our easy-to-teach program garners outstanding reviews from educators who’ve noticed schoolwide improvement and see even the most challenging students make progress in emotion management, situational awareness, and academic achievement.

Lifelong Success

Lifelong Success

In classrooms from early learning through grade 8, students learn invaluable skills that help them navigate their way through school as well as their community. The Second Step Program’s age-appropriate games, activities, and media engage students and set children on a path to lifelong success.

Who Is the Second Step Program For?

Who Is the Second Step Program For?

Our program is suitable for districts, schools, and communities of any size and in any location. We offer stand-alone, age-appropriate programs for early learning, elementary, and middle school classrooms.


Why Choose the Second Step SEL Program?

Trusted by Schools

Trusted by Schools

The Second Step Program has been successfully implemented by over 26,000 schools worldwide. Our curriculum is designed to align with district standards.

Easy to Use

Easy to Use

Educators love using the Second Step Program because lesson plans and activities are easy to implement and require little prep time.

Engaging and Useful

Engaging and Useful

Students eagerly anticipate the Second Step Program’s fun, captivating lessons that include games, activities, and songs. The skills they learn are useful in school, on the playground, and at home.

Endorsed

Endorsed

The Second Step Program has been endorsed by numerous organizations, including the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and the Department of Education, for the quality of our research, training, and teacher and family support.


“We want all of our children to feel safe and secure when they come to school and be able to concentrate on getting the best possible education. ‘Second Step’ allowed our school district to have a PreK to eighth-grade program, with every school using a common language.”
Harry Russell, Principal of Sugarloaf School, Monroe School District, FL

How the Second Step Program Works

The Second Step Program by Grade

Preschool Product

Preschool (PreK)

The Second Step Early Learning Program helps your youngest learners benefit more from preschool and prepare for kindergarten. They’ll learn skills to help them pay attention, remember directions, and control their behavior.

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Elementary Product

Elementary

With age-appropriate lessons, the Second Step Program for K—5 features catchy songs, fun games, and other engaging activities that develop social-emotional skills. Children learn how to make friends, manage their emotions, solve problems, and deal with peer pressure.

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NEW for Fall 2017

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Middle School

The new Second Step Middle School Program is an SEL program that brings together today's technology, the latest in developmental research, and feedback from actual classrooms. The result: a program that helps build a culture of connectedness and empowers middle schoolers with the skills and concepts to succeed socially, in academics, and in life.

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Middle School (2008 Edition)

Our previous edition of the Second Step Middle School Program is still available.

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Second Step SEL Program Scope and Sequence

All weekly themes, lessons, and objectives

Early Learning
Full | Short
Kindergarten–Grade 5
Full | Short
Middle School
Full | Short
Early Learning–Grade 8
Full | Short

A Closer Look at Our Classroom Kits

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Family Resources

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When families are engaged, students can excel in and out of the classroom while building social-emotional skills that will last a lifetime. Family resources include take-home activities, family letters, parent nights, and individual meetings to help reinforce skills learned in school.

See Take-Home Activity from Grade 2 Kit (PDF)

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