What Is Second Step®?
Second Step® programs.
Second Step® programs.
The Case for a Holistic Approach to SEL
Decades of research show the positive effects of universal, classroom-based SEL programs for children. There’s also broad recognition that benefits are even greater when children experience SEL throughout their day, across home, school, and out-of-school time environments, and throughout developmental stages. When implemented holistically, with a coordinated, community-wide approach, SEL can build stronger communities and support inclusive, equitable learning.
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Second Step® Elementary Digital Program
The new Second Step® Elementary digital program is designed to meet the needs of today’s classrooms.
When Educators Thrive, Students Thrive
Introducing Second Step® SEL for Adults, a professional learning program for all school staff to strengthen their social-emotional skills and create a supportive school climate.
Second Step® is Leveling Up
The Second Step family of programs helps you take a holistic approach to social-emotional learning (SEL), combining classroom SEL with new offerings for out-of-school time and SEL for adults. Learn how our expanded family of programs can help you level up with:
- Compassion in the classroom
- Common language across environments
- Educator well-being
Second Step® and Your Community
Create Successful Learners
Students need to feel safe, supported, and ready to learn.
Giving teachers the time they need and tools worth embracing makes all the difference.
Provide a Common Language
With the entire community on the same page, the future looks bright for all kids.
Social-emotional learning can boost attendance and graduation rates and lead to better academic performance.
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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.