Young Children’s Mental Health

This list contains a variety of resources associated with the mental health of young children.

IEL Resources

Web Resources

  • Children’s Mental Health 
    This CDC site provides information on child development, symptoms and treatment for mental disorders, and treatment options for behavior problems. 
  • Social Emotional Tips for Providers Caring for Infants
    This publication provided by the Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation provides a set of five tip sheets that child care staff can refer to during specific daily routines: dressing, meal times, playtime, resting, and diapering.
  • Integrating Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation with the Pyramid Model
    This policy brief by the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations provides an overview of early childhood mental health consultation, how it can support the implementation of the Pyramid Model, and the policy issues that arise when administrators seek to integrate these two approaches at the state and local levels.
  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
    Understanding infant mental health is the key to preventing and treating the mental health problems of very young children and their families. This site provides information for families and providers. 
Type of resource:
  • Resource List
Setting(s) for which the article is intended:
  • Child Care Center
  • Family Child Care
  • Home
  • Preschool Program
Intended audience(s):
  • Parents / Family
  • Teachers / Service providers
Age Levels (the age of the children to whom the article applies):
  • Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
  • Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Reviewed: 2017