Ohio Supports the Whole Child

Each Child, Our Future, Ohio’s strategic plan for education, calls for a state in which each child is challenged, prepared and empowered for his or her future through an excellent preK-12 education. At the center of the plan is the whole child, to whom Strategy 7 is devoted. Ohio’s students face diverse challenges that impact their learning, such as poverty and adverse childhood experiences. Schools can be resources that help address their well-being and meet their needs by creating the right conditions for learning.    

Ohio’s Whole Child Advisory Group grew out of recommendations of the Behavioral Health and Wellness Education Advisory Committee, established by the State Board of Education in April 2018. The board also asked that the advisory committee develop a framework for successfully educating and caring for the whole child. The Ohio Department of Education has engaged a diverse group of Ohio stakeholders to develop Ohio’s Whole Child Framework, which will provide support and resources that schools, families and communities can use to meet their students’ mental, behavioral, physical health, wellness, nutrition and safety needs. 

Last Modified: 3/23/2020 10:27:13 PM