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How the Second Step Program Got Its Name

Our #1 Frequently Asked Question Answered

People always ask us, “Why do you call your program ‘Second Step’?” The answer lies in our organization’s history. Our social-emotional learning curriculum, the Second Step Program, is a product of nearly forty years of experience and dedication. Read more. … Read More


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Joan Cole Duffell Recognized with Prestigious CASEL Award

Committee for Children’s Executive Director is Honored for Her Work in SEL

We at Committee for Children are so proud to announce that our very own Joan Cole Duffell is a recipient of the 2018 Mary Utne O’Brien award!… Read More


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FREE Classroom Challenge—“Can’t Stop the Feeling” Video Treasure Hunt

Take Students on an Interactive Adventure

In this classroom challenge, students can look up, down, and all around for their favorite Second Step characters in our 360º New Year’s video! This musical classroom challenge celebrates educators and the kids who work year-round to learn SEL skills. … Read More


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Advancing Child Well-Being: Introducing Jordan Posamentier, Senior Manager of Policy & Advocacy

Now’s the Time to Design Good Policy—Our Dedication to Policy & Advocacy

Introducing our new senior manager of Policy & Advocacy, Jordan Posamentier, who will lead the charge in developing policies that support the whole child—from social-emotional learning (SEL) to child protection and bullying prevention.… Read More


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We’ve Consolidated Your Online Second Step Program Experience

The updated SecondStep.org has all the product information and resources you need! Here’s what’s new.

The Second Step Program is instrumental in strengthening the social-emotional skills of over 10.6 million students every year in the U.S., and we’re extending our reach in 2017 with our just-released Read More


Announcing the New and Improved Committee for Children Website!

A Fresh Take on the Committee for Children Website, Plus the New SecondStep.org

Why Redesign?

You may have been using the Committee for Children website as your go-to place for Second Step Program information and product purchases. As more and more classrooms and districts have implemented our… Read More