Colorado Early Childhood Mental Health Support Line
Helping parents and other caregivers support the well-being of young children.
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Every child has mental health – even babies!
Parents and other caregivers play an important role in building children's social-emotional skills such as making friends, caring for others, managing emotions, and resolving conflict peacefully. Helping children to develop these skills promotes their healthy development and reduces behaviors adults find challenging.
If you care for young children, we can help.
The Early Childhood Mental Health Support Line is a no-cost, confidential resource for anyone who cares for children under six. The support line can help you to better understand and support the well-being of the young children in your care, including children who may currently be struggling.
Parents and Other Caregivers
Early Childhood Professionals
The Early Childhood Mental Health Support Line connects you to an experienced consultant who can discuss your needs, help you identify support resources, and refer you to a team in your area.
Learn more and see the difference a consultation can make.
What is it like to work with a consultant?
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- More Resources for Supporting Young Children
- NEW! Promoting Stable and Responsive Early Care Settings: A Provider Toolkit
- Zero to Three Caregiver Handouts / ¡NUEVO! Folletos para cuidadores de Zero to Three
- Social-Emotional Development: Birth to 12 Months / Desarrollo socioemocionel: desde el nacimiento hasta los 12 meses
- Positive Parenting Poster / Cartel de crianza positiva
- Calming Strategies from A to Z / Estrategias para calmar al bebé de la A a la Z
- You Can Help My Brain Grow from Day One! / Puedes ayudar a queue el cerebro crezca desde el primer día
- Access ECMH outreach materials and a social media toolkit at EarlyChildhoodMentalHealthCO.org
- Learn about Early Intervention Colorado (ages 0-3) and how it can help families learn ways to support and promote their child’s development.
- Find a Community Centered Board in your area. Community Center Boards supports early intervention programs for infants, toddlers and their families.
- Check out Colorado's Early Learning and Development Guidelines to learn about the path of children's learning and development from birth to eight.
- Resources for supporting children through transitions including, transitioning into kindergarten, moving, death and grieving, and supporting children with special needs.
- Early Childhood Suspensions and Expulsion in Colorado: Learn more and view the infographics and handouts on the Department of Early Childhood website under the Promoting Stable and Responsive Early Care Settings tab. These materials are available in over 10 languages.
- CDE Suspensions & Expulsions in Preschool FAQ.
- Bipartisan Policy Center’s Addressing Harsh Discipline and Disparities to learn more.
- Early Childhood Mental Health Toolkit
- The Right Mix to Support Social-Emotional Health in Early Childhood - Guidance document for community-based organizations to strengthen their selection of available social-emotional health supports.
- Parental History of Adversity and Child Well-being: Insights from Colorado
- Risk, Reach, and Resources: An Analysis of Colorado’s Early Childhood Mental Health Investments
- Tips for Professionals
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, helpless or need someone to talk to, Colorado Crisis Services offers free, confidential and professional 24/7 support. Call 1-844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255.
If you suspect child abuse or neglect, call Colorado's Child Abuse and Neglect hotline at 1-844-CO-4-Kids. Anyone witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately. If you have concerns about a child care program or would like to report a licensing violation please call the child care complaint line at 1-800-799-5876.