Children who received high quality child care in the first few years of life scored higher in measures of academic and cognitive achievement at age 15 than those in lower quality child care. (National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies)

BronxWorks

Bronx

BronxWorks, an organization that provides services to all age groups from infants to senior citizens, supports the mission of helping individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. BronxWorks has twenty-eight locations in the South Bronx and serves over 37,500 borough residents annually.

Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative


The Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative is designed to promote the healthy social emotional development of young children in areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. The collaborative links early childhood professional staff at UNH member agencies most affected by Superstorm Sandy with expert consultants of the New York Center for Child Development. The NYCCD professionals provide training and consultation to staff members.

The leadership and teaching staff of the four UNH member settlement houses are committed to working with UNH and the NYCCD to develop a network of early childhood teaching professionals and agencies that have the capacities, built on evidenced-based training and expert support, to effectively address the mental health needs of young children.

To date, 75 staff members have participated in the program and have learned:

Participating member organizations are:




The program is supported by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.


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