- Between 9.5 and 14.2 percent of children between birth and five years old experience social emotional problems that negatively impact their functioning, development and school-readiness.
- Approximately 9 percent of children who receive specialty mental health services in the United States are younger than 6 years old.
- Boys show a greater prevalence of behavior problems than girls.
Source: NCCP,Social-emotional Development in Early Childhood What Every Policymaker Should Know
Authors: Janice L. Cooper, Rachel Masi, and Jessica Vick
Publication Date: August 2009