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SEL Beyond the School Day

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Second Step Social-Emotional Learning for Out-of-School Time Is Coming Soon

Committee for Children is excited to announce that we’re developing a social-emotional learning (SEL) program for after-school settings and other learning environments beyond the classroom. Researchers and instructional designers at Committee for Children are collaborating with out-of-school-time experts in the design process. We expect this program to be available for purchase during the 2020–2021 school year.
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The new program will include funding support from The Wallace Foundation.
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