In 2020, The Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP®) expanded into Maine to offer infant and early childhood mental health consultation to Maine’s youngest children.
The Maine Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP®) is an infant and early childhood mental health consultation program that addresses the social-emotional needs of children birth to age eight (0-8) by offering support, education, and consultation to the adults who provide care for them.
ECCP® provides strategies, support, and training to improve the capacity of early childhood education and childcare providers as they work with children who have challenging behaviors or social-emotional concerns. ECCP® also incorporates brief consultation to families (including resource families) of children referred for support through the child’s early childhood education setting.
ECCP® is an evidence-based model with rigorous research support. The program is being piloted by OCFS through 2023. Implementation began with five initial counties in 2020 and expanded to eight counties in 2021 with the goal of future expansion statewide.
For more information on The Maine Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP®), please click the link below that will take you to the Maine ECCP® website.