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Second Step® Elementary

Developing Lifelong Learners

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A Foundation for Life

The elementary years are the ideal time to nurture social-emotional competence and develop foundational learning skills.

A leading social-emotional learning (SEL) program in US elementary schools, Second Step® Elementary is research-based, easy to adapt and scale, and will soon offer two options: our printed classroom kits and, starting this March, our new, fully web-based digital program.

When it comes to instructional materials, schools and districts have a variety of technology environments and preferences, and with this addition we’re pleased to give you a new choice for the 2021–2022 school year. Read more about the expansion of Second Step Elementary here.

New Digital Program Coming Soon

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

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Why Choose Second Step® Elementary?

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Thriving Students

Students gain the skills they need to become caring, confident, and capable learners and problem-solvers.

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Supported Staff

Educators get the tools they need to create safe, respectful classrooms, so they spend less time managing behavior and more time teaching.

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Effective Schools

Schools can choose a program that is research-based, fits their needs, and helps build a positive community where every child can thrive.

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Sustained Success

Interactive staff training and ongoing support help ensure successful implementation and continuous improvement.

Thriving Students

Students gain the skills they need to become caring, confident, and capable learners and problem-solvers.

Many of our students come to us without the social-emotional skills they need to become productive adults in a world that is increasingly becoming smaller and flatter. Since the skills can be taught, I feel it is imperative that we as educators do more to teach self-management, relationship building, cooperation, and conflict resolution.

Meria Joel Carstarphen, EdD, Superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools

Second Step® Elementary Classroom Kits

Looking for the new Second Step Elementary digital program? Click here.

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Safe, Supported, and Ready to Learn

School isn’t just a place to grow academically; it’s a place to grow as a person. When children feel safe, supported, and connected to their school, they’re better equipped to succeed academically and in life. Read how incorporating bullying prevention and child protection into your SEL curriculum can make a positive impact.

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Streaming Lesson Media

Streaming Lesson Media

Included with Second Step Elementary classroom kits are songs, photos, and award-winning videos that are a big part of students’ learning experiences. These assets—which are included in kits as DVDs, CDs, and paper assets—can also be accessed online as part of Second Step Elementary, the Second Step® Bullying Prevention Unit, and the Second Step® Child Protection Unit for Early Learning through Grade 5 with registered classroom kits (Spanish materials included through Grade 3).

K–5 Principal Toolkit

This toolkit gives elementary principals using Second Step Elementary classroom kits easy, everyday ways to make the most of the program.
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Other Products and Resources

Enhance your school’s Second Step® Elementary classroom kit implementation.

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    Spanish Materials

    Get online resources, family materials, and products that support native, dual-language, and immersion education.
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    Reinforcement Tools

    Encourage a shared understanding of social-emotional learning among students and staff with products such as hallway posters and skill-reinforcement lanyards.
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  • Additional Resources

    Second Step® Success Stories

    Success Story Feature

    Get a closer look at how Second Step programs have been successfully and creatively implemented in schools across the country.

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    Free Webinars

    Webinars Library

    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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      Research Based

      We take great pride in the fact that our programs are based on current research in the field. Take a closer look at the research we incorporate into Second Step programs and our ongoing commitment to evaluating their effectiveness.
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    • Alignment Charts

      Alignment Charts

      See how Second Step programs are designed to complement your current standards, frameworks, and practices—not replace them.
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    Bundle and Save

    Save on schoolwide and districtwide purchases with product bundles.

    Available for Second Step® Elementary classroom kits, the Second Step® Bullying Prevention Unit,
    and the Second Step® Child Protection Unit.

    Second Step® Elementary Bundles

    One program kit and unit notebook for each grade, Kindergarten through Grade 5.

    Product #000900—$4529 (Save $593)
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    Product #000901—$3419 (Save $449)
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    Product #000902—$3419 (Save $449)
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    Second Step® Out-of-School Time for Grades K-5

    Support your elementary students in more parts of their day with a common language of social-emotional learning.
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    See all of the classroom kits, notebooks, and other resources we offer for elementary schools.

    Looking for the new Second Step® Elementary digital program? Click here.

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