Improved Behavior, Improved Learning
The Power to Grow
Help your littlest learners harness their energy and potential by teaching them to:
- Pay attention
- Manage their behavior
- Get along with others
Skills for Lasting Success
When students enter kindergarten with the self-regulation and social-emotional skills taught with evidence-based Second Step® Early Learning, they’re set up for success.
Second Step Early Learning is easy for anyone to use and designed to keep children engaged.
It’s easy to use Second Step Early Learning for ages 4–5. Each classroom kit includes:
28 Durable 11" x 17" Color Photo Weekly Theme Cards
Teaching Materials Notebook
Join In and Sing CD
3 Colorful Posters
2 High-Quality Puppets (Boy & Girl)
4 Listening Rules Cards
1 Set of Feelings Cards
Take-Home Activities and Family Letters
Streaming Lesson Media
Skills and concepts are taught through short, daily activities that take 5–7 minutes each, with little or no preparation time needed.
Skills for Learning
- Focusing Attention
- Following Directions
- Asking for What You Need or Want
- Identifying Feelings (happy, sad)
- More Feelings (surprised, scared)
- Identifying Anger
- Same or Different Feelings
- Caring and Helping
- We Feel Feelings in Our Bodies (worried)
- Strong Feelings (frustrated)
- Naming Feelings
- Managing Disappointment
- Managing Anger
- Managing Waiting
Friendship Skills and Problem Solving
- Fair Ways to Play (play together, trade, take turns)
- Having Fun with Friends
- Inviting to Play
- Joining In with Play
- Saying the Problem
- Thinking of Solutions
- Speaking Up Assertively
Transitioning to Kindergarten
- Learning in Kindergarten
- Riding the Kindergarten Bus
- Making New Friends in Kindergarten
What’s in a Kit?
See what’s included in our Second Step Early Learning classroom kits. Online content includes:
- Weekly Themes and family materials in Spanish
- Planning, teaching, and assessment tools
- Staff-Training Toolkit
Watch the Overview Video
Second Step® Early Learning in Action
Second Step Early Learning includes a variety of activities that help your students learn social-emotional skills. Watch this series of seven videos to see examples of the activities.
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The concepts are presented in age-appropriate puppet scripts, and the songs are easy to memorize. My students’ reactions were immediate, and I saw them generalize their understanding to classroom interactions within days.
Alisa Dunn, PreK Teacher, Irving, TX
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Comprehensive Staff Training
The Second Step® Early Learning Staff-Training Toolkit is newly revised to be more engaging and easier to use. Download sample staff-training slides (PPT). The Staff-Training Toolkit is available with product registration and includes:
Two new versions of the Kick-Off Meeting—one for groups, one for individuals
Engaging videos on social-emotional learning, problem behaviors, executive function, and self-regulation
Infographic-like handouts that reinforce key concepts
The Brain Builder games really do help the children develop their executive-function skills. Especially their inhibitory control, because I can tell that they’re able to stop themselves and they’re able to wait.
Karen Virta, Classroom Teacher, Everett Community College Early Learning Center, Everett, WA
Second Step® Child Protection Unit
Nothing is more important than protecting children from abuse—and doing so takes vigilance on everyone’s part. To truly make a difference, both adults and children need to be educated.
The Child Protection Unit includes staff training, student lessons, and family materials to ensure everyone involved in the lives of children has the proper foundation to recognize, report, and prevent child abuse.
Get online resources, family materials, and products that support native, dual-language, and immersion education.
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Executive Function: Skills for a Lifetime
Second Step Early Learning has been shown to improve young students’ executive-function skills—like attention, memory, and self-control—which are not only predictive of Kindergarten readiness but are essential for success in and outside the classroom.
Second Step® Success Stories
Get a closer look at how Second Step programs have been successfully and creatively implemented in schools across the country.
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We offer live and recorded webinars so you can hear from our experts about Second Step programs and ask us questions.
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