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Together with educators, the Second Step® family of programs is transforming schools and out-of-school-time settings into safe, supported environments uniquely equipped to help children thrive.

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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 instruction.

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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. But we’re just getting started. Learn more about our work to help make the world grow kinder.

SEL for Adults

Now in development: a professional learning program for all school staff to strengthen their social-emotional skills.

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A Time to Thrive Together

Support kids’ social-emotional skill-building throughout the day with Second Step Out-of-School Time, now available for purchase.

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  • Social-Emotional Learning

    Second Step SEL is 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 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 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 15 million kids benefit from Second Step 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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    Second Step for Middle School

    Based on latest research in adolescent brain development and social psychology, this first-of-its-kind SEL curriculum is specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s middle school students and educators.

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