Healthy and Safe Schools

We believe that teaching and learning begins with all children and adults feeling safe, healthy and supported while at school. A successful school learning environment does not happen by chance but is the result of a collective effort by the members of a school’s community. 




Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model focuses on youth, addressing critical education and health outcomes, organizing collaborative actions and initiatives that support students, and strongly engaging community resources. The WSCC approach offers important opportunities that may improve healthy development and educational attainment for students. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) have partnered to create the WSCC model, building upon aspects of the CDC’s familiar Coordinated School Health (CSH) model and the Whole Child framework from the ASCD. 

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model

Vermont School Wellness Policy Guidelines

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model

  • Expands upon the 8 domains of the CSH model into the 10 domains
  • Combines the CSH model with the ASCD’s Whole Child framework
  • Demonstrates integration of health and education to improve academic achievement
  • Promotes increased alignment, integration, and collaboration between health and education in order to achieve improved cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development

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Secretary Daniel M. French
1 National Life Drive, Davis 5
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501

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