ECMHC provides services to programs that support early childhood social-emotional wellness throughout several localities within the Central and Valley regions of Virginia.

ECMHC is a Partnership

Between the Child Development Resources (CDR), the University of Virginia’s Center for Advanced Study of Teaching & Learning (UVA-CASTL), and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).

CDR & CASTL have collaborated since 2021 to design, implement, evaluate, and continuously improve birth-to-five mental health consultation services throughout several areas within the Central and Valley regions of Virginia.


Provides ECMHC services to children and early childhood classrooms serving children ages birth to 3 years old.


Provides ECMHC services to children and early childhood  (PreK or mixed age)  classrooms serving children 3 to 5 years  old.

What ECMHC Provides

Benefits for young children by supporting their educators and caregivers around:
  • addressing challenging behaviors
  • promoting social-emotional resilience
  • managing feelings, stress, and burn-out
  • improving teacher-family communications
  • improving teacher-child interactions
  • helping to prevent suspension, expulsion, and withdrawal

Getting Started is Easy


Refer a Child or Classroom

ECMHC consultation services are designed to address the social and emotional needs of children from birth to 5 years.

Fill out Referral Form

The confidential referral form takes 5 minutes. Provide your name, contact information, and some information about the child or classroom you are referring.

ECMHC Consultant Follow-Up

Our ECMHC trained consultants will review the referral form and will be in contact with the best format of consultation to meet the child’s needs.