A recent NPR story describes Connecticut’s program call the Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP) developed by Advanced Behavioral Health. Preschool suspensions happen too frequently, and instead of fixing the problem, they just disrupts the child’s learning process. The ECCP provides intervention and prevention services to preschools around Connecticut, working to ensure that children with mental or behavioral health challenges are connected to services instead of facing suspension or expulsion. Evidence shows that this program is working, and that investing in early childhood will save society resources in the future by intervening in problems and preventing them from becoming bigger.
To read the article from NPR, click here.
To connect to the ECCP website, click here.
To read the Child Health and Development Institute’s IMPACT report on ECCP, click here.
To read research on ECCP, click here.