At the core of the Tacoma Whole Child Initiative (TWCI) is a seemingly simple idea: make sure students are understood and have their needs met – not just academically, but socially and emotionally. Our children do not stop learning at the 3 p.m. school bell. The Center for Strong Schools partnered with Roosevelt Elementary to train community partners and leaders from the RAM Center, a YMCA after school program, how to wrap students with consistent language, expectations and care. The outcome is powerful. Watch the Video
Whole Child, Whole Solution: A School's Perspective
Students at Manitou Park Elementary know what it means to be a Bulldog! Watch the first video in a series called “Whole Child, Whole Solution” to see an example of how this school addresses social emotional learning. Students are learning skills like self management, self awareness, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making. These skills are valued just as much as academic skills and, as a result, students and staff are growing together and fostering a culture that is built on being safe, responsible and respectful. Watch the Video
Slideshow photos courtesy of Tacoma Public Schools.