Families, child care providers and teachers know that often times a child may need a little extra help to thrive, but many do not know how to help or where to turn. Abilities Network’s Project ACT program can help with the following: on-site training for child care staff, individualized child observations and support planning, center wide coaching and mentoring to increase staff knowledge and skills, family support, resource and referral services, and access to individualized services to facilitate the optimal growth and development of children.
Early Childhood Mental Health Services (ECMH)
Our early childhood consultation services are designed to address the social and emotional needs of children who are in family child care, a child care center, private preschool settings or out of school time programs. Children with developmental delays, social emotional challenges, or simply having difficulty adjusting to their child care program may be eligible for these free services
Our program supports staff and families in managing challenging behaviors and promoting healthy social and emotional development in order to foster school readiness, so that all children can be included successfully in their community settings. We work with parents and child care providers to address issues and support inclusion for all children.
Services are free in licensed child care settings throughout Baltimore County, Harford County and Cecil County for children birth through age five. Services are also free to Baltimore City children aged birth through age eight.