Second Step

The Second Step curriculum provides instruction in social and emotional learning (SEL) with units on skills for learning, empathy, emotion management, friendship skills, and problem solving. Students will learn ways to regulate their emotions, communicate with others, and use compassion and empathy to understand the needs of other people while building relationships and making thoughtful choices. SEL concepts provide an extra dimension to education, focusing on improving cooperation, communication, and decision making. In a world where emotional intelligence is critical for lifelong happiness, success, and healthier relationships, SEL gives students a framework for developing these skills.

Look, Listen, and Learn

"Look, Listen and Learn (LL+L) is a new concept in public access television. As an early learning educational program, LL+L helps bridge the achievement gap by featuring local enrichment venues and applying brain development knowledge to foster learning and enhance caregiver-child relationships.

At LL+L, we want to ensure that children enter school ready to learn and able to succeed. The achievement gap in Washington state continues to be “led” by children of color. Meanwhile, children of color also lead in television and media consumption. By showcasing Black and Indigenous people and people of color learning, teaching, and exploring, television becomes a tool to provide positive media representation of diversity as well as greater access to early learning principles in more homes."