NameSecond Steps
Target AudienceEarly childhood (3-5 years)
Middle childhood (6-12 years)
CfC ObjectiveSupporting Families and Parents
Early Learning and Care
Create Strong Child-Friendly Communities
School Transition and Engagement
OrganisationPositive Pieces Education
Delivery SettingSchool-based, community-based
DescriptionSecond Step is a universal program designed to increase students’ school success/ school-readiness, improve peer relationships, and decrease problem behaviours by promoting social-emotional competence and self-regulation. Curriculum differs according to age groups.
Delivered toChildren aged 4-13.
Delivered byTeachers, counsellors
Program StructureSecond Step learning kits are available for children at each age level:
TrainingOnline training included for all users with purchase of program.
  • Program kits range from $440-460.
  • Program bundles range from $850 – $3,190

Find out more:

ContactPhone: 1300 769 919
Email: [email protected]
Evaluation and effectivenessSecond Step has undergone multiple RCTs . The program has been shown to be beneficial as a universal, health promotion and preventative program for preschool and kindergarten-aged children. Results also show significant improvements in social, emotional, problem solving skills and lower frequency of disruptive behaviour (including verbal and physical aggression) post implementation in the classroom.

A full list of research findings is available at: