|CfC FP Objective||Supporting Families and Parents |
Early Learning and Care
Create Strong Child-Friendly Communities
School Transition and Engagement
|Delivered to||Children aged 4 to 13|
|Delivered by||Teachers, counsellors|
|Delivery setting||School-based, community-based|
|Program developer||Positive Pieces Education|
About the program
Second 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.
Learning kits are available for children at each age level on the Second Step website.
Online training included for all users with purchase of program.
Program kits range from $440-460.
Program bundles range from $850 – $3,190
Find more at the Second Step website.
Evaluation and effectiveness
Second Step has undergone multiple radomised controlled trials . 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 on the Second Step website.