Committee for Children Blog
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How the New Funding Bill Affects SEL in Schools

The omnibus spending bill provides $1.1 billion in funding for fiscal year 2018 for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant (SSAEG) program, which is Title IV-A of the ESSA. These funds can be used to purchase social-emotional learning (SEL) materials, including our SEL curriculum, the Second Step Program. Learn more.… Read More


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

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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Support Tree: Who is Safe to Ask for Help—Activity

Grades EL–3—When it comes to personal safety, children need to know who to go to for help. In this free activity teachers, parents, and guardians help students name the people in their lives who they can go to when something’s not quite right.… Read More