Social-Emotional Development

What is Social-Emotional Development?

Social-emotional development includes the student's experience, expression, and management of emotions and the ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others. To learn more about social-emotional development please click on the following link:

California Department of Education - Social-Emotional Development Domain



What is LMA Doing to Promote Social-Emotional Learning?

The School Counseling Department at La Mirada Academy utilizes the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) classroom curriculum of Second Step to support students' healthy social-emotional development. Second Step has four main units that we teach in all PYP classrooms: skills for learning, empathy, emotional regulation, and problem solving. The School Counseling Department is looking to expand these lessons and resources to our MYP students. To learn more about Second Step please click on the following link:

Second Step



Resource to Promote Social-Emotional Learning at Home

The following links contain different resources that families can utilize to support their students' social-emotional development at home: 

Social-Emotional and Wellness Activities - English

Taking Care of YOU: A Young Person's Guide to Wellness

Actividades para el Desarrollo Socio-Emocional y de Bienestar - Spanish

CA General Surgeon's Playbook: Stress Relieve During COVID-19


The CA Parent & Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parents and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Call or text 1-855-427-2736 for services in English, Spanish and other languages. For more information click on the picture below:


Logo of California Parent & Youth Helpline