Mental health and well-being
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.
- Children’s Mental Health
- Creating Positive Childhood Experiences
- Helping Children Cope with Emergencies
- Helping Young Children Transition Back to School
- How Right Now – Support for Stress and Coping
- Mental and Emotional Health Module for PreK–12 | Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT)
- Prioritizing Educator Well-being Through COVID and Beyond — Better Kid Care | Penn State Extension
- Focused Topics: Trauma-Informed Care in Child Care Settings | Virtual Lab School
- Focused Topics: Supporting Children with Challenging Behaviors | Virtual Lab School
- Focused Topics: Social Emotional Learning for Teachers | Virtual Lab School