COVID-19 and Our Commitment to You

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Dear Valued Partners and Colleagues,

Committee for Children’s top priority is providing information and tools to support you, as well as the children and families in your communities, during the COVID-19 situation.

We’re in a time of unparalleled change. Social-emotional learning (SEL) is more important than ever before. The spread of COVID-19, social distancing, and school closures have disrupted our routines and sense of stability, forcing each of us to adapt to a new normal. But even with these unprecedented challenges, I’m heartened by the way educators, families, and students are coming together to support one another. I want you to know that everyone at Committee for Children is devoted to providing you with resources as you find new ways for children to learn, feel safe, and be supported and connected, both inside and outside of the classroom.

To help educators, we’re compiling some alternative options for teaching Second Step® in a remote classroom setting. We’ve also put together resources for families. As things progress, check back often for additional resources at

Here are some of the free materials available now:

For Educators
  • Guidance for remote K–5 lesson delivery
  • Adapting Second Step for online learning
  • Strategies for integrating SEL into online instruction
  • Helpful resources for online instruction
For Families
  • Early Learning storybooks for all units
  • Activities for families to do at home
  • Mind Yeti® mindfulness sessions
  • ParenTeen Connect
  • The Imagine Neighborhood podcast NEW

Thank you for all the important work you do to support the social-emotional well-being of children, especially in these difficult times. We’ll weather this storm together and build a brighter, safer, kinder world for children everywhere.

Colleen A. Oliver, CEO
Committee for Children