Mental Health

Promoting Children’s Social and Emotional Well-being

Promoting children's social competence is one of the founding principles of the Office of Head Start. That strong commitment to nurturing children's mental health continues today. Social and emotional well-being is closely linked to children's school readiness. When early educators and families know more about early childhood mental health, they are better able to support children's learning and development.

Identifying Feelings

Fostering Empathy in Young Children

Early Childhood Mental Health

Grief and Loss