Lifting Children Up

About Us

For nearly 40 years, Committee for Children has advocated for policies to enhance, gathered research to support, and developed educational programs to advance the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning (SEL).

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit best known for our innovative social-emotional learning curriculum, Second Step. Our programs blend research and rigor with intuitive design, empowering children with skills to help them realize their goals in the classroom and throughout their lives.

We collaborate with experts in the field to share experiences and champion the cause of educating the whole child, advocating for policies and legislation that place importance on creating safe and supportive learning environments.

Reaching over 14 million children each year in more than 70 countries worldwide, we lift up children today so they’re able to create a safe and positive society for the future.

Our Vision

Safe children thriving in a peaceful world

Our Mission

To foster the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning and development

Our Program Reach