Infant–Early Childhood Mental Health Supports for Homeless Children and Families in Child Care Settings

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 and the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Final Rule provide incentive and opportunity to enhance the provision of infant–early childhood mental health (I-ECMH) services by requiring that infant and toddler care teachers receive ongoing professional development on infants’ and toddlers’ social-emotional development and on social-emotional behavior intervention models (45 C.F.R. § 98.44(b) (1)(iii)(2)(iii), 2016). The CCDBG Act and CCDF Final Rule further require States and Territories to offer consumer and provider education that shares information regarding the State’s or Territory’s policies concerning children’s social, emotional, and behavioral health (45 C.F.R. § 98.33(b)(1)(v), 2016).

Publication Date: 
June 1, 2017
Resource Type: 
Brief
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