Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Helping Families Recognize Concerns

Early care and education providers play a key role in recognizing that a child may need special help. By using developmental milestone checklists on a routine basis and discussing them with the families you serve, you can help pinpoint specific concerns. You may be asked by the family to conduct a developmental screening if appropriate. Connecting families to the right systems that help address their child’s needs is an essential part of supporting families and building positive relationships. Please see the section called, “Concerns About a Child” and “Communication with Parents and Families” to find out more.

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