Second Step® Out-of-School Time is a research-based, social-emotional learning (SEL) program designed specifically to meet the needs of out-of-school time (OST) settings. Built on the foundation of our trusted SEL programs, this new program helps teach social-emotional skills like community-building, empathy and kindness, and growth mindset to children from Kindergarten through Grade 5. Age-appropriate activities use play, arts and crafts, and games to encourage creativity and elevate youth voice and choice. These adaptable activities can fit the needs of kids of different ages and abilities, and incorporate strategies that support cultural responsiveness. To help support the program, tips and teaching strategies are provided to foster relationship-building and effectively facilitate the program.
Grades K-5 (Grade bands: K-1, 2-3, and 4-5)
147 activities across the three grade bands, each taking about 20 minutes with 4 units per grade band with units focused on community building, growth mindset & goal setting, emotion management and empathy and kindness.
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Second Step® has a large collection of resources available on their website.