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COVID-19 Response

Resources for Educators and Families

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DIY SEL Summer Camp—Free!

This summer, help your kids manage their big feelings with our free, three-week summer camp. Packed with activities modeled on our research-based Second Step social-emotional learning (SEL) program, our online summer camp can help kids ages 1–14 learn social-emotional skills, science, social studies, math, and more!

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Each of the resources offered on this page (individually or together, the “Resource”) is for educational use only by parents, families, and teachers with students currently learning online due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Resource has been created by Committee for Children and all intellectual property and other property rights, including copyright, are owned and controlled by Committee for Children. Please see the legal notice below.

Index of Supports

Back to School Supports

Coming Soon: Second Step SEL for Adults Resilience Module
We’re committed to helping both students and staff navigate the transition back to school this fall. For many, that includes coping with and recovering from the extreme stress and trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why we’re releasing our field-test prototype of SEL for Adults (SELA) Resilience Module this August. The Resilience Module is designed to help enhance the natural adaptability and recovery of adults in the school community.
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On-Demand Second Step Lessons

NEW! Educators and families can now access Second Step emotion-management lessons for Grades K–5 on-demand, along with support materials for each lesson. All lessons are free (no login required) and feature Committee for Children staff who are experienced teachers and counselors.

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Early Learning
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Grade 1
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Grade 2
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Grade 3
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Grade 4
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Grade 5
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The Imagine Neighborhood Daily Adventures

Second Step Problem-Solving Activities for Grades K–5
The Imagine Neighborhood podcast is proud to present special programming based on the Second Step Problem-Solving Unit. Designed for remote learning, these are research-based, family-friendly activities for every day of the week. Play, listen, move, and practice mindfulness while learning important social-emotional skills that will help make staying home a little more manageable and a lot more fun.

Week 1: Calming Down When Conflicts Arise
Week 2: Taking Others’ Perspectives
Week 3: Exploring Consequences of Actions
Week 4: Making Amends
Week 5: Listening and Respecting Boundaries
Week 6: Problem-Solving Steps and Tying It All Together

Educators and families can also sign up for The Imagine Neighborhood newsletter to get each week’s activities, along with additional resources, sent directly to their inboxes.

Online Professional Learning for Educators

Committee for Children is providing these online learning experiences free through December 31, 2020 to support continued professional and personal development during school closures.

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Social-Emotional Learning for Adults

Support for Educators: It’s more important than ever to care for educators’ well-being. That’s why we’ve created a new, free resource to support them during this unprecedented period. Inspired by our upcoming adult social-emotional learning (SEL) program, the activity explores how practicing gratitude can help reveal positivity in difficult times.

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Bullying Prevention Unit All-Staff Training

Research shows that one of the most effective ways to prevent bullying is to train all school staff on how to respond to it. This online training course from our Bullying Prevention Unit helps staff develop ways to effectively identify and deal with bullying throughout their school. This module is easy to implement and will help make a difference in students’ lives.
Please note, we cannot offer a certificate of completion for this version of the training.
Bullying Prevention Unit Training Module

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Free Live Webinars

Learn about and register for our upcoming live webinars, which are designed to support educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are also webinars available on Second Step program information.

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On-Demand Webinars

Explore our library of on-demand webinars. We offer both Second Step program information and webinars on other topics related to social-emotional learning in education.

Grow Kinder (at Home) Podcast

Grow Kinder (at Home) is a series of mini podcast episodes designed to help educators and families through the dramatic changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. With discussion topics ranging from teacher self-care and reopening schools to supporting anxious kids and managing screen time, Grow Kinder (at Home) explores real-life challenges and how we can overcome them by using our social-emotional skills and practicing empathy.

Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Webinars

Learn about resources available from Committee for Children that support building social-emotional skills while learning remotely.

Supporting School Reentry with SEL

53 minutes

What’s Available: Second Step Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

50 minutes - updated May 8, 2020

Trauma-Sensitive Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic

60 minutes

SEL Educators Unite! Supportive Online Communities of Practice

39 minutes

Middle School Online Advisory Programs During School Closures

55 minutes - updated May 19, 2020

Free Resources for Educators and Families

We’re dedicated to supporting the social-emotional skills and well-being of children and the adults in their lives. Available year-round, these free resources are more relevant now than ever.

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Free SEL Activities

Free Second Step activities for children ages 5–13 for remote learning or for families to do with kids.
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Second Step SEL Passport

Help Grades K–5 students reinforce their social-emotional skills at home or as part of your remote-learning plan.
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The Imagine Neighborhood

Our free podcast is designed to help kids and families tackle the big feelings that come with growing up.
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Mind Yeti

Practice mindfulness during this difficult time with free sessions designed for adults to do alongside children.
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Little Children, Big Challenges

Help young children face significant challenges with videos, songs, family resources, and printable downloads.
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Captain Compassion

In comics and with fun activities, our bullying prevention superhero shows how everyone can help stop bullying.
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Hot Chocolate Talk

Our research-based how-to guide takes the guesswork out of what to say to your child about sexual abuse.
Learn More

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ParenTeen Connect

Real teens and their parents address hot-button topics to help others with useful advice, videos, and resources.
Learn More

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SEL Posters

Put up a few visual reminders to help your kids name their feelings and learn how to manage them, too!
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How to Create a Account

Through December 31, 2020, families can access all the streaming media and downloadable content on

How to Create a Second Step Account

  1. Go to
  2. Under New Users, click ”Create Account”
  3. Complete the required fields
  4. Add the Program Activation Key for the grade level of your student:
    Early Learning: SSPE FAMI LY68
    Kindergarten: SSPK FAMI LY70
    Grade 1: SSP1 FAMI LY71
    Grade 2: SSP2 FAMI LY72
    Grade 3: SSP3 FAMI LY73
    Grade 4: SSP4 FAMI LY74
    Grade 5: SSP5 FAMI LY75

Guidance for Recording, Livestreaming, and Sharing Second Step Lessons and Media

Family Access to K-5 Songs, Photos, and Videos

Families can access K–5 lesson media through the Families tab of Instructions for how families can create an account are in each grade level’s Family Letter. Find Family Letters in your Second Step notebook or binder or online at Once families are registered, you can either ask them to log in and navigate to the media, or you can send them direct links to the specific songs, photos, and videos you’d like them to see.

Livestreaming and Recording Lessons

Committee for Children understands that many educators are looking for ways to share social-emotional supports with their students during the COVID-19 pandemic. We know there is a growing need for many schools to provide instruction and classroom materials online.

If you have access to your Second Step curricula and teaching materials, we’ve expanded permission to use these materials for secure, remote presentation of student lessons on the Terms & Conditions below, through December 31, 2020. This extended permission allows you to:

  • Prerecord your student lessons;
  • Livestream and simultaneously record your student lessons;
  • Upload a recording of each student lesson to a password-protected environment; and
  • Use password-protected recordings for any student lesson in your school that’s permitted under your Second Step license.

Except for permitting remote student lessons, the scope of your Second Step license is unchanged. This means you do not have permission to make copies of, remotely share, or modify the Second Step curricula or related teaching materials or use these materials for schools, classrooms, or students not already covered.

The full Terms & Conditions are available here.

3 Ways to Get Funding for Your Students

It’s more critical than ever to fund programs that support social-emotional learning. Find out more about three major sources of financial support that are currently available.

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Each of the resources offered on this page (individually or together, the “Resource”) is for educational use only by parents, families, and teachers with students currently learning online due to the impact of COVID-19. Each Resource has been created by Committee for Children and all intellectual property and other property rights, including copyright, are owned and controlled by Committee for Children. Your use of a Resource does not create any ownership interest or other rights in the Resource or any of its contents or elements. Neither the Resource nor its contents or elements may be copied, performed, modified, distributed, downloaded, posted or shared with or given to or sold to anyone else or used for any non-educational purpose. Any terms applicable to our COVID-19 response materials are in addition to applicable portions of our Terms of Use (available at the link at the foot of this page) and License Agreements ( Additional Terms & Conditions may apply, as indicated for a particular Resource.