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Whole-Child Supports for California Districts


In partnership with the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, Turnaround for Children is supporting school districts across California in understanding and implementing Whole-Child Design grounded in principles of science and equity.

Whole-Child Design Series 22-23

This series of four workshops describes the science of learning and development and its application to school district strategies, structures and practices. Through highly interactive virtual sessions, the series guides participants in exploring the core practices within the Whole-Child Design Blueprint’s three components: Developmental Relationships; Supportive Environments; and Knowledge, Skill and Mindset Building. Participants are invited to apply the science principles and core practice to their districts’ context and to interrogate the connection between the science, the practice and the equitable learning environments they strive to deliver.

Current and Upcoming Series:

FALL 2022

Co-hosted by the San Diego County Office of Education System of Supports office.

Dates from 3 to 4:30 pm: 

  • Oct. 5
  • Oct. 19
  • Nov. 2
  • Nov. 16


Co-hosted by the San Joaquin County Office of Education

Dates from 3:30 to 5 pm: 

  • April 4
  • April 18
  • May 2
  • May 16

For more information or to register for either series:

Please contact Jazmin Lavezzo at

Other Turnaround/CCEE Services

The Whole-Child Improvement Network

In the Whole-Child Improvement Network, district and school leaders use their knowledge of whole-child design to address problems of practice through cycles of continuous improvement. Participants collaborate to anchor in a shared vision for student and school success, define problems of practice grounded in their communities’ needs and input, learn from one another, and apply their learning to move their system or school closer to true whole-child education and integrated developmental practice. Blended throughout the sessions is an intentional focus on the strong Shared Leadership and Ownership practices that promote equity and fuel any continuous improvement effort.

For more information on accessing the Whole-Child Improvement Network:

Please contact Katie Brackenridge at

The Whole-Child Design Presentation

This 90-minute presentation serves as an overview of the science of learning and development and the components of the Whole-Child Design Blueprint. Participants will understand the neuroscientific and developmental research behind whole-child design and consider the implications for their schools, districts or programs. 

Upcoming Sessions: 

Fall date coming soon

For information or to register for a Whole-Child Design Presentation:

Please contact Katie Brackenridge at

Helpful Turnaround Resources


180 Podcast

Presentation by Pamela Cantor M.D.