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Mental Health

Good mental health plays a crucial role in how a child interacts with his/her peers in the classroom, at home and within their communities.  Children enrolled in our program are afforded a positive, early learning environment supported by mental health professionals from the Village Network in consultation with our program mental health coordinator. 


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The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.

The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children, also known as TACSEI, is a five-year grant made possible by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.  TACSEI takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates FREE products and resources to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day.


For more information please contact:

Amanda Ames, Child Development/Disabilities Coordinator
1 Orchard Road, Wheeling, WV 26003
304-233-3290, Extension 5008
aames@npheadstart.org