Children need to feel that their world is a safe place. They need to know they’re cared for, that their needs are met, and that they can get help to work out problems. Children develop a sense of belonging when they receive these things, which improves their mental health and learning.

Children who feel that they belong to their school, preschool, kindergarten or day care will be happy, more relaxed and have fewer behaviour problems than others.

Learn more about belonging below.

Babies, toddlers and preschoolers

School children