Committee for Children is dedicated to developing evidence-based programs that promote the social-emotional development, safety and well-being of children.
Committee for Children, creators of the Second Step Program, is on a mission to ensure that children everywhere can thrive. We’re thought leaders, best known for our innovative social-emotional learning programs. We connect experts to share experiences and advance the field. A force in advocacy, we’re helping pass policies and legislation that improve the emotional well-being of children. We provide educators, parents, and children themselves with strategies to promote safe environments and prevent abuse.
We strive to fulfill our mission in classrooms around the globe with our suite of programs that help schools build a safe and supportive environment for learning. Educators who use the research-based Second Step Suite report increases in attendance, rising test scores, and a positive shift in school culture. Our flagship Second Step Social-Emotional Learning Program helps millions of children each year learn critical social and emotional skills. Evidence shows that when children are empowered to manage their emotions, problem solve, and cooperate, they’re more likely to achieve social and academic success. By lifting up children today, we’re helping them create a safe and positive society for the future.