Children’s social and emotional development (e.g., self-regulation, impulse control and emotional literacy) is just as important to their success as their cognitive and physical development. Early experiences affect lifelong health and learning. Educators can help ensure that children’s development, be it social, emotional, cognitive or physical, is on track for success in school and beyond by providing socially and emotionally rich classroom environments, intentional promotion strategies and strong partnerships with families. Onsite programs promoting mental health in schools and in community-based settings can focus on connecting with families to promote wellness, prevent behavioral health challenges, and provide resources and support for intervention when needed.