The Need

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"The mental health of young children is intimately and inextricably linked to the well-being of their caregivers."

Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation; Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development.

Preschool children are suspended and expelled at a rate that is 3.2 times greater than that of their school-aged peers (Gilliam, 2005).

By supporting Early Care and Education providers in understanding challenging behavior, the effects of trauma on behavior, the foundation of social and emotional development and the best practices of positive behavior interventions and supports in the classroom, we can prevent expulsions and suspensions and ensure a positive lifelong trajectory for your youngest learners.