http://www.jefferson.k12.ky.us/Pubs/CareforKidsbook.pdf

Vision Statement:
Each Care for Kids school promotes social, emotional, ethical, and intellectual development in an inclusive, caring, respectful, and supportive learning community that is physically and emotionally safe for all students and engages them as active participants in the classroom, school, and in the larger community.

Principles"
Community built on relationships
Engaged learning through exploration, discovery, inquiry, and application.
Choice, voice, and independence.
Developing intrinsic motivation.

Results:
Higher attendance
Lower Drop out and behavioral issues
Improved peer to peer and peer to adult interaction
Impacted teachers overall attitudes and delivery
Relationships a priorty

Lessons Learned:
Whole school buy in a must
District support
Principal visits and feedback
Assessment tools transparent
Adjust PD
Focused support for new staff

Resources:
www.devstu.org
www.responsiveclassroom.org
www.orginsonline.org
www.casel.org
www.characterandcitizenship.org
www.inspiringmotivation.org
www.schoolclimate.org
www.character.org
www.edutopia.org