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Help your littlest learners harness their energy and potential by teaching them to listen, pay attention, control their behavior, and get along with others. When students enter kindergarten with the self-regulation and social-emotional skills taught in the research-based Second Step program, they’re set up for success.

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Second Step Early Learning Classroom Kit $439


The Second Step classroom kit for ages 4–5 includes:

  • 28 durable 11" x 17" color photo Weekly Theme Cards
  • Teaching Materials Notebook
  • Join In and Sing CD
  • 3 colorful posters
  • 2 high-quality puppets—Boy and Girl
  • 4 Listening Rules Cards
  • 1 set of Feelings Cards
  • Take-Home Activities and Family Letters
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Online content includes:

Scope and Sequence pages

Weekly Themes | Early Learning skills and concepts are taught through short, daily activities that take 5–7 minutes with little to no prep time.

unit 1
Skills for Learning
  • Welcoming
  • Listening
  • Focusing Attention
  • Self-Talk
  • Following Directions
  • Asking for What You Need or Want
unit 2
  • Identifying Feelings
    (happy, sad)
  • More Feelings
    (surprised, scared)
  • Identifying Anger
  • Same or Different Feelings
  • Accidents
  • Caring and Helping
unit 3
Emotion Management
  • We Feel Feelings in
    Our Bodies (worried)
  • Strong Feelings
  • Naming Feelings
  • Managing Disappointment
  • Managing Anger
  • Managing Waiting
unit 4
Friendship Skills and Problem Solving
  • Fair Ways to Play (play together, trade, take turns)
  • Having Fun with Friends
  • Inviting to Play
  • Joining In with Play
  • Saying the Problem
  • Thinking of Solutions
  • Speaking Up Assertively
unit 5
Transitioning to Kindergarten
  • Learning in Kindergarten
  • Riding the Kindergarten Bus
  • Making New Friends
    in Kindergarten
Second Step Early Learning Program

“The concepts are presented in age-appropriate puppet scripts, and the songs are easy to memorize. My students’ reactions were immediate, and I saw them generalize their understanding to classroom interactions within days.”

Alisa Dunn, Pre/K Teacher
Irving, TX



Weekly Theme 6:
Asking for What You Need or Want

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“The Brain Builder games really do help the children develop their executive-function skills. Especially their inhibitory control, because I can tell that they’re able to stop themselves and they’re able to wait.”

Karen Virta, Classroom Teacher
Everett Community College Early Learning Center
Everett, WA

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New look, new content, more engaging:

  • Two new versions of the Kick-Off Meeting—one for groups, one for individuals
  • Engaging videos on SEL, problem behaviors, executive function, and self-regulation
  • Infographic-like handouts reinforce key concepts
  • Available with registration on SecondStep.org

A Powerful Combination for Safety and Support

EL SS and CPU kits

Early Learning Second Step program + Child Protection Unit
$579 (save $59)

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