Our Navigator personally answers questions and talks with you about resources that may be available in the community to meet your individualized needs. If you have any questions about our programs or services, or aren't sure what you need, contact our Service Navigator, Rachel Arruda, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Early Childhood Training and Consultation (ECTC) is composed of a multi-disciplinary team of early childhood, mental health, education, and special education professionals who partner with childcare programs and families to support the healthy development of young children. ECTC professionals provide training and consultation to childcare programs, providers, and families with children ages birth through 14.
Taunton, MA 02780
The Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) team is funded by the Department of Early Education and Care to provide onsite child behavioral observations, and mental health consultation and training to caregivers of young children throughout southeastern Mass. The team utilizes the Pyramid Model for promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Infants and Young Children. Children who exhibit significant social/emotional or behavioral challenges, including aggression, hyperactivity, anxiety, and/or depression are referred for consultation by their childcare program.
The Early Childhood Training and Consultation (ECTC) team accepts referrals for children with suspected or diagnosed disabilities or developmental delays. The team provides onsite observations of young children, strategies to include children with disabilities in childcare settings, training for staff on special education regulations, policies and best practices, and assistance to families to help them access resources to address their child’s special needs.
Are you a preschool, after-school program, “Mom’s Group,” or other community entity that would like to partner with us? Let us know how we can help meet the needs of your community!
Please see our list of trainings and workshops.
We partner with families to support the positive development, emotional well-being, and school readiness of young children. We target programming, resources, and services to the most at-risk children, including those who are low income, homeless, disabled, or exhibiting significant mental health concerns.
- Play, Learn and Grow early literacy program
- Positive Solutions for Families workshop
- Run Into Reading annual family event
- Parent-child playgroups
- Playgroups at homeless shelters
- Consultation on child-development issues
For calendar year 2015, Early Childhood Training and Consultation provided consultation services to over 200 teachers, stabilizing classroom settings for over 3,000 children across southeastern Massachusetts.