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Lifelong Learning Starts Here

Second Step® social-emotional learning (SEL) programs empower preschoolers, teens, and all ages in between to build skills for success. Choose from a cohesive family of research-based programs that work together to provide SEL throughout students’ developmental stages, and in both classroom and out-of-school time settings. In addition, our professional development program for educators brings the benefits of SEL to your staff and school culture, so everyone can thrive.

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Options for Every School

Our K–8 schoolwide license includes our digital elementary and middle school programs, giving you the flexibility and scalability needed to bring SEL to all the kids in your school, no matter your configuration of grade bands.

Second Step® Elementary Learn more

Second Step® Middle School Learn more

High School Program in Development Learn more

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Support Staff Well-Being

Research shows that teacher well-being is a powerful predictor of classroom quality, so we’ve partnered with leaders in adult education to equip every adult in your school with the skills to create a positive learning environment.

Second Step® SEL for Adults Learn more

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Schoolwide SEL and Beyond

We offer even more programs that cover expanded grade ranges and bring SEL outside the classroom.

Second Step® Early Learning Learn more

Second Step® Out-of-School Time Learn more

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Partners in Your Success

With our programs, you get industry-leading, research-backed resources to support your success at no additional cost.

  • Digital programs include a Leader Dashboard, step-by-step guide, and playbook that help leaders plan and sustain a successful implementation
  • All staff have access to high-quality online training and professional learning
  • A friendly and accessible support team, an online educator community, and district consultations are freely available to you
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The Benefits of a Holistic Approach

Our family of programs provides everything you need to make SEL a consistent, supportive part of your students’ lives. Decades of research show the positive effects of classroom-based SEL programs for children, and there’s also broad recognition that benefits are even greater when children experience SEL throughout their day. When implemented holistically, SEL can help you build a stronger school community and support inclusive, equitable learning.

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Speak with an expert to learn how Second Step® programs can align with your district’s social, emotional, and academic goals.

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See the full Second Step family of programs for PreK–Grade 8.

Committee for Children—Grow Kinder

The Nonprofit Behind the Second Step® Family of Programs

While we’re best known for our Second Step family of social-emotional learning programs, Committee for Children has championed the safety and well-being of children since 1979. From our headquarters in Seattle, Washington, we partner with researchers, policymakers, and thought leaders to fulfill our vision of safe children thriving in a peaceful world. Learn more about our work.

We’re committed to ensuring our programs are culturally relevant, affirming, and accessible to all children, especially the most systemically marginalized children. Find out more.