Social Emotional Learning
One of the most valuable services that our elementary school counselors provide to our students is our social emotional learning classroom lessons.
The elementary years bring exciting new challenges and opportunities! It’s the ideal time to nurture social-emotional competence and develop foundational learning skills.
Second Step is a research-based program that has been the cornerstone for many SEL programs and initiatives. Research has shown when students are better equipped to manage their own emotions, form healthy relationships, make good decisions, and cope with everyday social and academic challenges, they are better equipped to learn.
The Second Step program is the heart of our social emotional learning program. It unites all Chittenango students UPK-5th Grade with a common language and tools that everyone can use. Second Step lessons are provided to students at Bolivar Road Elementary, Bridgeport Elementary, and Chittenango Middle School.