All of Michigan’s infants, young children (birth-5) and the adults that care for them have access to IECMHC services in order to promote and support social emotional development, resiliency and optimal mental health.
To support early care and education providers, caregivers and families with our evidenced base model aimed at increasing mental health and decreasing suspensions and expulsions in early care and education settings.
IECMHC supports a wide range of early childhood issues including:
- Equity and Implicit Bias
- Support for Early Care and Education Providers
- Helping Children Achieve their Potential by Supporting Healthy Development
- A High Yield Investment
Rigorous Evaluation Showed:
- Children had improved social and emotional skills and fewer instances of challenging behavior.
- Parents missed fewer days of work and reduced stress.
- Early care and education providers managed all children’s behavior more effectively and the social emotional quality of care was improved. Additionally, multiple evaluations have found decreases in stress and turnover among providers nationally.
- Communities benefit because this support ultimately improves children’s school readiness, which decreases costly burdens on the education, mental health, court, and juvenile justice systems.