Tacoma Whole Child

The Whole Child wraps around Tacoma youth 24 hours every day- when they are home with families, during school, while participating in expanded learning opportunities and as they move about in their neighborhoods.  It takes all of us, working as a village, to ensure every student is safe, healthy, challenge, engaged and supported. In the school space we use the following eight Social Emotional Learning Pillars to support our students and staff.

Whole Child Stories

Whole Child Pillars

Signature Whole Child Practices

zone check in

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Sheridan Elementary student writing

Physical and Mental Wellness

Young girl with long pigtails playing outside.

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

ProStart Class

Trauma-Sensitive Practices

a DeLong student shapes a heart with her hands

Restorative Practices

older woman in pink jacket checks student in as teacher welcomes student into class

Advanced Tiers of Support

Lincoln Counselor directing two students to class on the first day

Equity and Inclusion

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