Description:

The purpose of the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Program is to build the capacity of caregivers in rural communities by providing consultation in classrooms and other early childhood settings in order to set children up for success. The program seeks to empower early care and learning programs and home care providers to create nurturing environments that foster mental wellness among children, families and staff and focus on reduction of expulsions from child care. Critical program activities also include young child parent education, and consultation with other early childhood systems such as: Early Intervention, home visiting and child welfare teams, and community training on topics relevant to social emotional development and well-being of young children.

Primary Role of Program in Early Childhood Systems:

Direct Service

Service Area(s):

Archuleta, La Plata, San Juan

Population(s) Served:

Prenatal, Newborn, Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, Kindergartners, Families, Caregivers, Teachers

Outcome-Based Activities The Program/Initiative Provides:

Family Support & Education

Services and supports promote the well-being and resiliency of parents and caregivers
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Health & Well-Being

All settings promote mental health and well-being through early identification, consultation and treatment
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Health & Well-Being

All settings promote mental health and well-being through early identification, consultation and treatment
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Learning & Development

Education, coaching and ongoing training exist for caregivers, teachers and other professionals
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Learning & Development

Education, coaching and ongoing training exist for caregivers, teachers and other professionals
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Program evaluates effectiveness of activities and services:

Yes

Organization Details:
Early Childhood Council of La Plata County

701 Camino del Rio, Suite 207
P.O. Box 4140
Durango, Colorado 81301

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ECLC Framework Matrix: Outcomes > access, quality and equity