Learn About S4

Whether you are a family member, teacher, school principal, or police officer – everyone has a role to play in making Start Smart Stay Safe (S4) successful in your community. With the support of the four partners (CBE, CCSD, CPS, & MRU), S4 successfully developed a program that is grounded in evidence and research around early childhood brain development, resilience, and a strengths-based approach to learning.

Read about how S4 started, some of the basic principles of S4, and what role you play in making S4 successful in your school community.

More About S4

What does it mean to be Strengths Based?

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Understanding Resilience

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Become an S4 School

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