Whole Child Development
Support comprehensive and integrated approaches to healthy child development that strengthen the social, emotional, cognitive, physical, cultural and civic development of young children.
Give the knowledge, skills, tools and environmental support that parents, guardians, extended family members and caregivers need to successfully navigate systems and advocate on behalf of individual children’s development and well-being.
Support parents, students, educators and others in their efforts to change the formal educational system in ways that help children succeed in school and life.
Innovative Education Practices
Encourage innovative education and learning practices – and partnerships between schools, families, communities, government and business – that align and strengthen conditions that ensure healthy, whole child development.
Nurture in young people the drive to acquire and cultivate the knowledge, skills and values they will need over their lifetimes, and to apply them confidently, creatively and enthusiastically in their various roles, environments and circumstances. Strengthen parents, families and communities as the first teachers of children by encouraging the sharing of knowledge and wisdom between generations, empowering children with a historical sense of who they are and increasing community ownership of education.