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SupportFor 3-5 Year Olds

Family support—Parent(s) and/or primary caregiver(s) provide the child with high levels of consistent and predictable love, physical care, and positive attention in ways that are responsive to the child’s individuality.
Positive family communication—Parent(s) and/or primary caregiver(s) express themselves positively and respectfully, engaging young children in conversations that invite their input.
Other adult relationships—With the family’s support, the child experiences consistent, caring relationships with adults outside the family.
Caring neighbors—The child’s network of relationships includes neighbors who provide emotional support and a sense of belonging.
Caring climate in child-care and educational settings—Caregivers and teachers create environments that are nurturing, accepting, encouraging, and secure.
Parent involvement in child care and education—Parent(s), caregivers, and teachers together create a consistent and supportive approach to fostering the child’s successful growth.

 

SupportFor 5-9 Year Olds

Family Support—Family continues to be a consistent provider of love and support for the child’s unique physical and emotional needs.
Positive Family Communication—Parent(s) and child communicate openly, respectfully, and frequently, with child receiving praise for her or his efforts and accomplishments.
Other Adult Relationships—Child receives support from adults other than her or his parent(s), with the child sometimes experiencing relationships with a nonparent adult.
Caring Neighborhood—Parent(s) and child experience friendly neighbors who affirm and support the child’s growth and sense of belonging.
Caring School Climate—Child experiences warm, welcoming relationships with teachers, caregivers, and peers at school.
Parent Involvement in Schooling—Parent(s) talk about the importance of education and are actively involved in the child’s school success.

 

SupportFor 8-12 Year Olds

Family support—Family life provides high levels of love and support.
Positive family communication—Parent(s) and child communicate positively. Child feels comfortable seeking advice and counsel from parent(s).
Other adult relationships—Child receives support from adults other than her or his parent(s).
Caring neighborhood—Child experiences caring neighbors.
Caring school climate—Relationships with teachers and peers provide a caring, encouraging environment.
Parent involvement in schooling—Parent(s) are actively involved in helping the child succeed in school.

 

SupportFor 12-18 Year Olds

Family support—Family life provides high levels of love and support.
Positive family communication—Young person and her or his parent(s) communicate positively, and young person is willing to seek advice and counsel from parents.
Other adult relationships—Young person receives support from three or more non-parent adults.
Caring neighborhood—Young person experiences caring neighbors.
Caring school climate—School provides a caring, encouraging environment.
Parent involvement in schooling—Parent(s) are actively involved in helping young person succeed in school.

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