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The elementary years bring exciting new challenges and opportunities. It’s the prime time to nurture social and emotional awareness and skills for learning. The research-based Second Step program includes everything needed to make it easy for teachers to integrate social-emotional learning into their classrooms, which decreases problem behaviors and increases whole-school success by promoting self-regulation, safety, and support.


How It Works

Second Step for social-emotional learning
Social-emotional skills—like math skills—build on each other. Our universal, classroom-based program is designed to teach children how to understand and manage their emotions, control their reactions, be aware of others’ feelings, and have the skills to problem-solve and make responsible decisions. Each grade-level kit includes easy-to-teach, short weekly lessons, engaging songs and games, and daily activities and take-home materials to reinforce learning. Watch video overview.

Meeting Everyone’s Needs



Kids love the age-appropriate visuals, role-playing activities, music, and videos that make learning fun.

“Some schools probably don’t do Second Step or social-emotional learning, and their school’s probably not as fun as ours.”

–Arianna, Third-Grade Student, Austin, TX




Teachers love the ready-to-teach weekly lessons that come with activities and resources that are easy to integrate into everyday learning.

Second Step is probably one of the best things that has ever happened to my classroom.”

–Joy Price Lewis, Kindergarten Teacher, Marcus Garvey K–8 School, Chicago, IL




Principals love that the program is research-based and able to deliver real results. They report that problem behaviors decrease, and school climate and outcomes improve.

“Since we started using Second Step in the classrooms, we’ve seen a reduction in student office referrals by more than 50 percent in two years.”

–Wes Moreland, Principal, Hector A. Cafferata Elementary, Cape Coral, FL


Second Step K-5 kits

Second Step K–5 Bundle

Buy multiple classroom kits to save!

$2,314  $2,259


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