Resource Guide for Developing Integrated Strategies to Support the Social and Emotional Wellness of Children
The COVID-19 pandemic swiftly and substantially affected the social-emotional health of children, especially those experiencing multiple hardships. As the pandemic spread across the United States, many children experienced widespread disruptions in daily life. Young children reacted to stress as their parent and caregiver routines changed. Children may have experienced strong feelings of fear, worry, sadness, and anger about the pandemic and related issues that impact behavior at home and in child care. To address these issues, the Office of Child Care worked on an initiative to further social-emotional support strategies in child care’s mixed delivery system.
The following webinars focus on children's social-emotional development, the Pyramid Model, examples from Vermont, and early childhood mental health consultatation.
This session highlights lessons on addressing staff wellness from a program in Puerto Rico and from a larger national perspective.
This webinar discusses how states and territories are integrating the Pyramid Model as a social-emotional support strategy.
This document outlines the Guiding Principles for Vermont's interactions with children and families.
This document discusses the mutli-tiered system of support (MTSS) that was implemented by the state.
This webinar explores how to intergrate Infant anf Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation as a social-emotional support strategy.
Document for parents about children’s mental health needs, services provided by mental health consultants, and the role of family in social and emotional development.
This guide, which was a collaboration between several National Centers, is part of the Office of Child Care’s initiative to further social-emotional support strategies. The guide can help inform decisions about how to best integrate social-emotional wellness supports at the regional, state, territory, Tribal, and local levels.
This Resource Guide highlights promising strategies and provides information about how some CCDF grantees have leveraged partnerships and funding to support implementation.
This Quick State Guide summarizes strategies that can be used to integrate social and emotional wellness supports at the regional, state, territory, tribal, and local levels.
This article provides information on the implementation of social and emotional supports for children, families, and early childhood professionals.
This article highlights a training series providing implementation guidance for relationship-based care in FCC homes and early care and education centers.
This article describes how implementation of the Pyramid Model requires the engagement of statewide teams including state leadership, PD coaches, and programs.
This article provides information on implementation of IECMHC partnerships and implementation strategies.
This article provides information on meeting the social and emotional wellness needs of school-age children through different frameworks and strategies.
This article has information on improving the quality of child care services and ensuring that parents have access to high-quality child care options.