Social Emotional Learning

  • What is Social-Emotional Learning?
    Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to:

    • recognize and manage their emotions;
    • demonstrate caring and concern for others;
    • establish positive relationships;
    • make responsible decisions; and
    • handle challenging situations constructively.

    Quality SEL instruction in which students learn to process, integrate, and selectively apply SEL skills in appropriate ways in conjunction with a safe, caring, participatory and responsive school climate can result in positive outcomes including:

    • promotion of mental wellness;
    • prevention of mental health issues;
    • school connectedness;
    • reduction in student absenteeism;
    • reduction in suspensions;
    • improved academic outcomes.

    Second Step:
    The elementary years are the ideal time to nurture social-emotional competence and develop foundational learning skills. Our Second Step® Elementary classroom kits offer an evidence-based approach to social-emotional learning (SEL), with age-appropriate lessons that are easy to teach and fun to learn. Including online training, family communications, and additional educator resources, Second Step Elementary classroom kits are used and loved by school communities around the world.

    Second Step offers resources and activities that reinforce concepts taught in the classroom for parents to utilize.  Use the following directions to access the topics your child is practicing in our SEL lessons.

    Access to Second Step:
    Go to
    Then, enter the appropriate grade level activation key code from below.


    Fourth Grade- SSP4 FAMI LY74

    Kindergarten- SSPK FAMI LY70

    Fifth Grade- SSP5 FAMI LY75

    First Grade- SSP1 FAMI LY71

    6th Grade- SSP6 FAMI LY12

    Second Grade- SSP2 FAMI LY72

    7th Grade- SSP7 FAMI LY23

    Third Grade- SSP3 FAMI LY73

    8th Grade- SSP8 FAMI LY34