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For Kids, for Adults, for Everywhere!

Brought to you by Committee for Children, the Second Step® family of programs creates brighter futures for kids everywhere through a holistic approach to social-emotional learning.

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Second Step® Elementary Digital Program

The new Second Step® Elementary digital program is designed to meet the needs of today’s classrooms.

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When Educators Thrive, Students Thrive​

Introducing Second Step® SEL for Adults, a professional learning program for all school staff to strengthen their social-emotional skills.

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What’s Your Next Step with SEL?

Whether your school or district is expanding its social-emotional learning (SEL) implementation or just getting started, our research-based Second Step® programs provide a variety of supports for your students and staff. We invite you to use this guide to find the next step you can take with SEL.

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Now More Than Ever, We’re Here for You

In response to these trying times, we’re leveling up to support our community of children, families, teachers, and site staff with these useful resources. We’re also introducing brand-new social-emotional learning (SEL) programs that enable a more holistic, flexible approach to SEL.

Committee for Children—Grow Kinder

The Nonprofit Behind the Second Step® Family of Programs

From our headquarters in Seattle, Washington, we partner with researchers, policymakers, and thought leaders around the world to fulfill our vision of safe children thriving in a peaceful world. We’re committed to ensuring our programs are culturally relevant, affirming, and accessible to all children, especially the most systemically marginalized children. Learn more about our work.

  • Social-Emotional Learning

    Second Step programs are research-based, teacher-informed, and classroom-tested to promote the social-emotional development, safety, and well-being of children from Early Learning through Grade 8.

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  • Bullying Prevention

    The research-based Second Step® Bullying Prevention Unit gives educators and school staff the training and tools needed to effectively address school bullying in Kindergarten through Grade 5.

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  • Child Protection

    Available for Early Learning through Grade 5, the Second Step® Child Protection Unit empowers prevention by providing training and resources to help adults and kids know how to recognize, respond to, and report abuse.

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    Success Stories

    Thousands of schools around the world and 16.5 million kids benefit from Second Step programs each year. Their outcomes? Students who are ready to learn. Educators with the tools to make a difference. Districts and schools that build connected communities with a common language. And, yes, improving academics.

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