Family Support | Parents and/or primary caregivers 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 | Parents and/or primary caregivers 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 Neighborhood | 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