Mental health and well-being

Elementary school students stretching on yoga mats

Early care and education (ECE) providers are sources of nurturing care that enables children to feel safe and protected when away from their parents. But ECE providers give much more than care. High-quality ECE programs can support children who are exposed to adverse childhood experiences and factors that put them at a disadvantage. Children who need additional support can receive needed services and early intervention from ECE providers, whether in childcare centers, family home care programs, or through home visit services.

Learn about resources to support children’s mental health and well-being.