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Level Up SEL Outside the Classroom
Give kids a fun, active way to understand their emotions and create a kinder, more empathetic community.
Second Step® Out-of-School Time is a research-based, social-emotional learning (SEL) program designed specifically to meet the needs of out-of-school-time (OST) settings. Built on the foundation of our trusted SEL programs, this new program helps teach social-emotional skills like community-building, empathy and kindness, and growth mindset to children from Kindergarten through Grade 5.
Flexible, Adaptable, and Fun
The program comes with durable learning materials that can be used in a variety of settings and group sizes. Age-appropriate activities use play, arts and crafts, and games to encourage creativity and elevate youth voice and choice. These adaptable activities can fit the needs of kids of different ages and abilities, and incorporate strategies that support cultural responsiveness.
Equipped for Success
We know how important it is to support your staff. To help you do that, we’ve included tips and teaching strategies educators can use to foster relationship-building and effectively facilitate the program. Implementation and training resources are available online to help everyone on your team be set up for success, no matter their level of experience.
Included in the Program
Durable Learning Materials
Twelve spiral-bound notebooks deliver 147 activities that focus on teaching social-emotional skills.
Three grade bands from Kindergarten–Grade 1, Grades 2–3, and Grades 4–5 include illustrations and characters that age along with kids.
Site staff at any experience level are set up for success with tools like attention signals and transition tips.
Online resources and tools help site administrators build a positive out-of-school-time environment.
Where and How It Works
Fits Your Setting
- Aligns with the Second Step® Elementary program
- Also designed to use as a stand-alone program
- 147 activities across three grade bands
- Activities average 20 minutes each
- 4 units per grade band
Teach Real-Life Skills
- Community building
- Growth mindset and goal setting
- Understanding emotions
- Empathy and kindness
Ready to Purchase?
- 3 grade bands: K–1, 2–3, 4–5
- 4 units per grade band
- 12 durable, spiral-bound notebooks
- Online training and supports
Learn More in Our Free Webinar
Join us for this interactive event to learn about Second Step Out-of-School Time, the research behind it, and how you can bring this new SEL program to your out-of-school-time site.