Tacoma Whole Child
What do we want for every child? As a school district, we’re thinking about that and working on it every day. We are fully committed to each of our kids – to them being safe, engaged, supported, healthy and challenged.
Whole Child is the way we care for kids 24 hours a day, everywhere they are. It’s schools, it’s community partners, it’s families and neighborhoods wrapping our collective arms around children.
Together, we want to help kids see that they belong, that they matter in every way. Taking care of our kids is about academics, but it’s also about helping them learn to build meaningful relationships, resolve conflict and gain the skills to manage emotions. That’s the Whole Child, on their way to becoming thriving adults. In this new video, district, school, student and community leaders explain why this work is crucial to student success.
What Is Whole Child?
Whole Child Videos
Our Whole Child Pillars
These eight social emotional learning pillars help support our students and staff. Select a pillar to learn more about it.
Signature Whole Child Practices
Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Physical and Mental Wellness
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Advanced Tiers of Support
Equity and Inclusion
Whole Child News
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