What is Social Emotional Learning?

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

Second Step: A Social Emotional Learning Program for Grades K-5

Schoolwide Improvement

Second Step Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) gives students the tools to excel in and out of the classroom. Our easy-to-teach program garners outstanding reviews from educators who’ve noticed schoolwide improvement and see even the most challenging students make progress in emotion management, situational awareness, and academic achievement.


Lifelong Success

In classrooms from early learning through grade 8, students learn invaluable skills that help them navigate their way through school as well as their community. Second Step’s age-appropriate games, activities, and media engage students and set children on a path to lifelong success.

School to Home Connections

Throughout the year, students will learn about the four pillars of the Second Step program: skills for learning, empathy, emotion management, and problem solving skills. These lessons are uniquely customized to fit each grade level and consist of class discussions, games, songs, and more! Occasionally, these lessons will also have a school to home connection. To find out what lesson your child is on, please reach out to your child’s teacher. Then click their grade level below to find out if there are ways you can support your child’s SEL at home! 

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