The IECMHC Network offers services to center-based teachers, staff, site administrators, and program leaders.
- The Helpline is live “just in time” one-on-one support for center-based teachers and staff to receive timely, non-emergency guidance and phone support to address specific questions or concerns related to infant, toddler, and young children’s social, emotional, and behavioral health. Site administrators and program leaders may call the helpline to receive support related to staff wellness and relationships, program-wide challenges, and information about IECMHC Network services. Linkages to resources are also provided. Please call us at 1-877-524-2422 for immediate support!
- Virtual Training is designed to support the work of caring for young children and families. Webinars highlight key aspects of infant and early childhood mental health in early learning and care settings, both center- and home-based. Opportunities to integrate the material shared in our trainings follow each webinar through the monthly Open-Door sessions. Spanish interpretation is available.
- IECMHC Network infant and early childhood mental health specialists and consultants facilitate Open-Door Drop-In Sessions. Teachers, administrators, and program leaders are encouraged to access this “on demand” virtual consultation to seek support and resources about infant, toddler, and young children’s social, emotional, and behavioral health, staff wellness and relationships, and connect with other early learning and care professionals.
- Communities of Support: Caregiver Well-Being Series are being offered to small groups of center-based teachers and staff. These virtual sessions are designed to foster discussion of the barriers and challenges in working with young children and their families, share resources and offer opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, and allow reflection between caregivers sharing similar experiences. Groups are available in English and Spanish. Participation stipends are available.
- Classroom and Programmatic Consultation is provided by IECMHC Network consultants. Center-based teachers and staff receive individualized classroom-level consultation to help foster an environment that promotes children’s social and emotional health and well-being. Site administrators and program leaders receive programmatic support to help foster a culture that promotes staff development and supportive relationships, along with inclusive and equitable policies and procedures that reflect a commitment to serving all children and families.