Committee for Children Blog

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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


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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


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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


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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


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Building Student Engagement Through SEL

Social-emotional competencies are vital to kids’ short- and long-term success—not just during the pandemic, but after it, too. Educators can nurture these skills by providing children explicit opportunities for social-emotional learning (SEL).Read More