Committee for Children Blog

Dr. Cailin Currie, a developmental psychologist and senior research scientist at Committee for Children

How Can Mindfulness Benefit Students?

This fall, the Second Step® Elementary digital program will be updated to include optional access to a library of mindfulness sessions. We sat down with Dr. Cailin Currie, a developmental psychologist and senior research scientist at Committee for Children, to talk about this new resource and its potential classroom benefits.Read More


photo of Rachel Kamb, Director of Programs

What’s New and Coming Soon with Second Step® Programs: An Update from Director of Programs Rachel Kamb

At Committee for Children, educators are trusted partners in growing and improving our Second Step family of social-emotional learning (SEL) programs. We sat down with Director of Programs Rachel Kamb, whose role focuses on how our programs can help meet educators’ needs, to talk about this year’s updates and coming changes.Read More


Parent's evening with teacher

Family Engagement Resources for Building Stronger Communications at Your School

Family engagement is an integral part of Second Step® social-emotional learning (SEL) programs. Each program contains a variety of resources and communications to help you connect with families, share social-emotional learning goals, and provide insight into how parents can support and reinforce social-emotional skills and concepts at home.Read More


A teacher standing in front of her students teaching a lesson from the new Second Step® Elementary Digital Program

SEL for Today: A New Second Step® Elementary Digital Program Is Coming Spring 2021

Our long-standing commitment to listening to these leaders’ voices has helped us continuously improve our research- and evidence-based social-emotional learning (SEL) programs. Today, that commitment brings us to an exciting announcement: the release of our new, fully web-based Second Step® Elementary digital program this spring. Read More


Student at laptop.

Navigating 2020 with the Help of Social-Emotional Learning

Despite the shifting landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic and the sociopolitical turmoil of 2020, Committee for Children’s Second Step® teams rose to support district administrators, school leaders, educators, and students when they needed it most. Here are three highlights from 2020.Read More