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Social and Emotional Health

  • Bright Futures in Practice: Mental Health
    Two-volume set considering the mental health of children in a developmental context, presenting information on early recognition and intervention for specific mental health problems and mental disorders, and providing a tool kit with hands on tools for health professionals and families for use in screening, care management, and health education.
  • Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
    The Center was created through a grant from the Office of Head Start. The target audience includes: mental health consultants, Head Start program administrators, Head Start staff, training and technical assistance providers, families. The Center translates research in healthy mental development into materials tailored to the needs of each of the target audiences, and makes them available on this website.
  • Center on Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
    CSEFEL is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.
  • Mental Health
    Social and emotional development refers to the skills necessary to foster secure attachment with adults and maintain healthy relationships. These skills also help to regulate one's behavior and emotions and develop a healthy concept of personal identity. Positive social and emotional development provides a critical foundation for lifelong development and learning. Resources from the Head Start, Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC).
  • Social and Emotional Development
    One of the five central developmental domains of the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework 2015 (HSELOF). Positive social and emotional development in the early years provides a critical foundation for lifelong development and learning. Learn about the ELOF framework, the social and emotional development domain, and the continuum of learning of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
  • The Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood
    Provides and promotes a model of service which exemplifies optimal emotional, social, and cognitive support for young children, their parents, and professionals in the field of child development.

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