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Counselor's Corner

Hello Grizzly Families, 
During these difficult times I want to offer my support. I have added resources to this page as well as some home activities that could be fun to do. Please email or call if you have any questions or need resources.  Stay safe and wishing you much health.
With Love,
Mrs. Nieto
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:45-3:00
Call: (562) 646-6698

Hola Familias Grizzly,


Durante estos momentos difíciles quiero ofrecer mi apoyo. He añadido recursos a esta página, así como algunas actividades para el hogar que podrían ser divertidas de hacer. Por favor llameme o envíeme un correo electrónico si tiene alguna pregunta o necesita recursos. Manténgase a salvo y deseándoles mucha salud.


Con Cariño,

Sra. Nieto

Horario de Oficina: lunes-viernes 7:45-3:00
Telefono: (562) 646-6698

Social Emotional Support -Apoyo Social y Emocional


On-Demand Second Step Lessons

Educators and families can now access Second Step Emotion Management lessons for Grades K–5 on-demand, along with support materials for each lesson. All lessons are free (no login required) and feature Committee for Children staff, who also happen to be experienced teachers and counselors.

Kindergarten Lessons
Grade 1 Lessons
Grade 2 Lessons
Grade 3 Lessons


The Imagine Neighborhood Daily Adventures:Second Step Problem Solving Activities for Grades K-5

This is a special and timely program based on the Second Step Problem Solving Unit. Designed for remote learning, there are research-based, family-friendly activities for every day of the week. Play, listen, move, and practice mindfulness while learning important social-emotional skills that will help make staying home a little more manageable and a lot more fun.

Week 1: Calming Down When Conflicts Arise.
Week 2: Taking Others’ Perspectives.




Free Second Step and Committee for Children Resources for Educators and Families to Use During School Closures


  • Free Social-Emotional Learning Activities: There are a number of Second Step activities freely available online for children ages 5–13. Many of these are adaptable for remote learning or for families to do at home with their children.
  • The Imagine Neighborhood: This new podcast for families is designed to help children and grown-ups practice their social-emotional skills. Each episode tells a story that’s amazing, fantastical, and maybe a little bananas, while it tackles the big feelings that come with growing up.
  • Mind Yeti®: Fifteen of our mindfulness program sessions are now available for anyone to use, no experience necessary! Designed for educators and families to do alongside children, or for older children to do on their own, Mind Yeti provides a great way for everyone to practice mindfulness during this difficult time.
  • Little Children, Big Challenges: Committee for Children and Sesame Street have partnered to create a collection of resources for young children facing significant challenges. These materials, aimed at building children’s resilience, may be useful for educators and families.
  • Captain Compassion®: Here, children can find games, comics, and activities they can do on their own, or with their families, to learn about how they can help stop bullying.
  • Hot Chocolate Talk: A resource to help families talk with their children about child sexual abuse. Families may be spending a lot more time together during school closures, which makes this an opportune time to have these difficult but very important conversations.
  • ParenTeen Connect: For families with older children, this resource provides an online experience they can share together. It’s loaded with videos, resources, and useful advice to help teens and the adults in their lives address hot-button topics.
  • SEL Posters: Put up a few visual reminders to help your kids name their feelings and learn how to manage them, too!



How to Create a Account

Through 6/30 families can access all the streaming media and downloadable content on

How to Create a Second Step Account

  1. Go to
  2. Under New Users, click “Create Account”
  3. Complete the required fields
  4. Add the Program Activation Key for the grade level of your student:
    Early Learning: SSPE FAMI LY68
    Kindergarten: SSPK FAMI LY70
    Grade 1: SSP1 FAMI LY71
    Grade 2: SSP2 FAMI LY72
    Grade 3: SSP3 FAMI LY73
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