Mental Health

Early Head Start and Head Start programs support the mental health of children, families and staff every day. Early childhood mental health is the same as social and emotional well-being. It is a child’s developing capacity to express and regulate emotions, form trusting relationships, explore, and learn—all in the cultural context of family and community. The mental health of children and the adults that care for them is essential for school readiness. Professional mental health consultants are available to support children, families and staff, especially during these trying times.