AASA believes it’s time to get back to the basics of supporting the total child — from physical and mental health to the development of fundamental, lifelong learning skills. Only when children have support for all their needs will schools have a real chance of helping every student master required education concepts and skills.
Through the Educating the Total Child advocacy campaign, AASA members are committed to creating the conditions necessary for all students to become successful, lifelong learners. The campaign addresses three key factors that determine children’s academic achievement:
The devastating impact of poverty on our students
The lack of universal early childhood education
The need for organizations to work with public education to coordinate the delivery of health and child development services.
A host of materials related to the Educating the Total Child advocacy campaign are available on AASA's website.