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Supporting Young Children's Mental Health

This project aims to highlight opportunities, strategies, and current state efforts to promote young children’s mental health. From infancy onward, young children’s mental health plays a critical role in early learning and development. Essential supports for young children’s mental health should be widely available – in health care settings, home-visiting and community parenting programs, in early care and education settings, and through other community-based services.

This project’s activities include:

  • Identifying state and local efforts to strengthen supports for young children’s mental health and disseminating this information to state leaders;
  • Providing assistance to states to help them develop measureable goals towards improved supports for young children’s mental health, and to establish policies and programs that address these goals.

Supporting Young Children’s Mental Health is funded by the Irving Harris Foundation and the Birth to Five Policy Alliance