Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) 

PreK 3-5 yrs
3 hour training
Participants will receive a participation certificate

Second Step® Early Learning (EL) is a social-emotional curriculum designed for prekindergarten or multiage classrooms with children ages 3 – 5 years.

This is a lesson-based approach to SEL and includes lesson plans, materials and ideas for cross-curricular integration of skills. Weekly units and themes build on each other with intentional practice of self-regulation and executive function skills and support for parent engagement and practice at home.

This curriculum is appropriate as a Tier 2 support for typically developing children.

Each curriculum kit includes weekly theme cards and unit cards, posters, feelings Cards, puppets, Join In and Sing CD, Listening Rules Cards, and teaching materials notebook. The curriculum kit is provided for teachers with the responsibility of leading daily activities and routines. Other professionals who participate in this training such as directors, behavior support, and specialists like OT or SLP may receive a Supplemental kit so they can provide support of the social-emotional skills while interacting with the children in their designated role.

Second Step® aligns with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) framework. Evaluation outcomes show an increase in executive functioning skills when compared to a control group.

Home Visitors
3 hour training
Participants will receive a participation certificate

SEL with a Conscious Approach to Discipline course is designed for Home Visitors and their work with families. This course will focus on understanding the relationship between the brain and behavior to better understand how to promote healthy competencies and respond to conflict.  With this approach, the adult first manages their own emotions so they can respond to the child’s feelings and provide the support they need to develop important social-emotional competencies:  self-awareness, social awareness, self-regulation, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.  Throughout the course, participants will understand the ways this information can be applied to their interactions with family members to increase family engagement.

The course includes current brain research, child development information, and developmentally appropriate practices. Materials provided for this class include the Conscious Discipline® Parent Education Curriculum Handbook.

Frequently Asked Questions

All trainings are at no cost to participants and registration is required. These are virtual, scheduled courses with an instructor. Please direct additional questions, concerns, or changes to your registration to

Each course description includes a link which will connect you to the registration site for that class.

Once you submit your registration, you will receive a confirmation email. Please review the PDF attachment to confirm all information is correct. The Center is not responsible for incomplete registration information.

  • All materials needed for class participation and learning will be provided by email 2 -4 business days prior to the training.
  • You will need to print some documents so you can successfully participate.
  • Log-in to Zoom 10 minutes before the class start time. You must be present and actively participating for the entire training to receive credit. You will not receive credit for the class if you log in more than 5 minutes after the start time.
  • A device, e.g., laptop or tablet, to participate. Please do not use a cell phone.
  • Plan to devote the entire class time to the course content.

Registered participants will receive a Welcome Email 2 - 4 days prior to the class date. This email will include the Zoom link and link to class materials.

After completing the class, you will complete a post-training survey. Within the survey, you will enter an attendance code as proof of your participation. The code will be provided during the training. It is your responsibility to write down the code and enter in the survey. We cannot guarantee participation certificates, clock hours, or materials without the attendance code.

You will receive an email from the MOPD system. It may take as long as 2 weeks to receive clock hours.

You will receive a certificate after you complete the post-training survey.

  • Classes that are 2 hours or longer will include a break
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