History and Purpose



Collaborative group of nine agencies committed to supporting young children’s mental health (ECMHC) came together


ECMHC designed the Early Childhood Mental Health and Wellness Program, now known as “Start Well”, based on two evidence-based practices, the Infant Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Model and the Pyramid Model


Start Well implemented

Our Vision and Mission:

Our Vision: All young children in Orange County have healthy social and emotional development and access to early mental health supports.

Our Mission: The Program supports ECE providers and families to ensure they are skilled and competent in providing a nurturing environment focused on social and emotional well-being and behavioral health of all children.

Our goals are to:

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