Helps state and community leaders improve the capacity of their early childhood systems. Comprehensive early childhood systems require work across the health, early learning and development, and family support and leadership sectors to achieve agreed-upon goals for thriving children and families.
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Early Care and Education
Offers an overview of critical early childhood system components according to their evidence base, status of development, exemplary state actions in building the component, and exemplary state actions in linking each component with other components.
Offers a series of tutorials designed to enhance skills and knowledge about how to implement effective mental health consultation in community-based programs.
Makes the case for creating opportunities for families by addressing the needs of parents and their children simultaneously. The report describes a new approach to reducing poverty, which calls for connecting low-income families with early childhood education, job training, and other tools to achieve financial stability and break the cycle of poverty. It recommends ways to help equip parents and children with what they need to thrive.
Provides an overview of ECMHC, how it can support the implementation of the Pyramid Model, and the policy issues that arise when administrators seek to integrate these two approaches at the state and local levels.
Provides a description of the emerging evidence base that many of the beliefs and much of the current body of knowledge about consultation is grounded in literature and the experiences of mental health and early care and education (ECE) providers, educators, and other experts (i.e., practice-based evidence).
Share an organization's story and vision for reaching out to children through their teachers, and of creating and implementing a model of service in San Francisco that is intended to improve the long-term prospects for our most vulnerable children and families.
Describes the general process of Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation using candid, unfiltered stories to illustrate what consultants do within early care and education settings in collaboration with families, teachers, children and other partners every day.
Provides tips for parents of young children, early education and child care providers, and pediatricians to promote social-emotional health among young children.
Supports consultants working in child care settings, especially those who have not had education or training specific to infants and toddlers in group care. These modules were designed to complement training offered to early childhood consultants through the National Training Institute at the Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.