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Create a Strong Foundation for Lifelong Learning


Designed for Early Learning to Year 8, the evidence-based Second Step® Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Program features tools, teaching aids, activity guides, and resources for classroom teachers to ensure successful social-emotional skills instruction. In addition to the classroom materials, we offer online resources to help plan lessons, train staff, and communicate with families. 

We take great pride in the fact that Second Step is based on current research in the field. Translating research findings into key components of our programs allows us to be confident our curricula will be effective in classrooms.

Click here to view the evidence base of Second Step

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Why Choose the Second Step SEL Program?

Trusted by Schools

The Second Step Program has been successfully implemented by over 26,000 schools worldwide including over 700 schools in Australia. Our curriculum is designed to align with district standards and the Personal and Social Capability criteria of the Australian National Curriculum. Click here to view the Second Step Skills Matrix and Australian Curriculum alignment.  

Engaging and Useful

Students eagerly anticipate the Second Step Program’s fun, captivating lessons that include games, activities, and songs. The skills they learn are useful in school, on the playground and at home.

Easy to Use

Educators love using the Second Step Program because lesson plans and activities are easy to implement and require little prep time. All resources come with implementation tools, training and professional learning, parent home links, family log-in and video streaming. There are no ongoing fees once purchased.


The Second Step Program has been endorsed by numerous organisations, including the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and the Department of Education, for the quality of the research, training, and teacher and family support.

Second Step Sample Lessons

Early Learning   |   Foundation Year - Year 6   |   Year 7&8    


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