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.