What is Child Care Solutions?
Preschool should be a time for making new friends, learning new skills, and for having fun. But sometimes children have a hard time adapting to their environment. Childcare teachers are often the first people to notice a problem. Children can feel sad, frightened just like adults. They may show this by not listening to teachers, not playing with friends, or being loud and angry.
Our consultants offer free mental health consultations in both Spanish and English to children age 2 – 5 who are enrolled in a licensed preschool or day care in West Contra Costa County. All of our services are funded through First Five Contra Costa and are free to preschools, day cares, and families.
How We Help
Our Child Care Solutions team works with teachers, preschool directors, as well as families. Our team helps support children in the classroom and to build a web of support for a struggling child. With a parent’s permission, our consultants will come to the school and provide:
- Initial observation and assessment of the child in the childcare setting.
- Onsite consultation with staff.
- Support for supervisors and program directors.
- In-service training for school staff members.
- Referrals to other community resources.
Our goal is to work together with teachers and parents to find solutions to the developmental, social, and emotional problems of the child. Contact us to schedule a visit with one of our consultants.