This year Immanuel Lutheran Preschool has been excited to implement the Second Step curriculum!
The Second Step curriculum is a social-emotional learning curriculum that is highly researched with proven efficiency rates. Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
We have been inspired to implement this sequential and developmentally appropriate curriculum in the classroom because social-emotional learning gives students the tools to be successful, not only in the classroom—but in life! Students learn how to control their own emotions and actions, communicate more effectively, as well as learn how to collaborate and work together with their peers to have positive outcomes. These skills are not just classroom skills, but tools that will help students as they grow, mature, and join the workforce!