The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) addresses health and learning in schools with The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model approach. To help establish and promote healthy behaviors in a school or like-minded organization setting, Penn State PRO Wellness aligns resources in this section with the WSCC model.
Schools play a critical role in promoting the health and safety of young people and assisting them with creating lifelong healthy behaviors. Help each child improve their cognitive, physical, social and emotional development. At the same time, integrating health services and programs into the school day increases academic achievement and improves learning. Consider using these materials to effectively put the ‘whole-child’ approach into action.