The Second Step Program

Posted Date: 3/27/2018
Students at Valley in Transitional Kindergarten through Fifth grade receive Second Step lessons

The Second Step program, which is being taught to all students TK-5th grade, is a classroom-based social-emotional learning program with lessons and reinforcement activities designed to increase children’s school success and decrease problem behaviors.  This year we have included a few lessons for TK as well.

It teaches skills that strengthen children’s ability to learn, have empathy, manage emotions, and solve problems.


When children have Second Step skills it creates a safer, more respectful learning environment that promotes school success for all.

Parents can learn more about the Second Step program and ways to help your child by going to and using the activation keys listed below.

TK/Kinder:  SSPK  FAMILY 70

1st Grade :  SSP1  FAMILY 71

2nd Grade:  SSP2  FAMILY 72

3rd Grade:  SSP3  FAMILY 73

4th Grade:  SSP4 FAMILY 74

5th Grade:  SSP5 FAMILY 75

If you have any questions about the Second Step program please feel free to contact the school counselor, Veronica Tapia at or by calling the school 858-748-2007.  She is now on campus five days a week.


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