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Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS)

Current Projects supported by ECCS

Help Me Grow Replication Project
http://www.helpmegrownational.org
Help Me Grow (HMG) provides a comprehensive, statewide, coordinated system for early identification and referral of children at risk for developmental and behavioral problems. 

SC Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) - an annual meeting for the SC AAP Chapter focused on quality improvement in pediatric medical homes.

Building a skilled behavioral health professional workforce
Dr. Mary Ellen Warren leads the efforts to add capacity to the workforce specifically trained to work with early childhood (0-5) mental health services and social emotional development.

Promotion and spread of Center for Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (CSEFEL) modules for Infants, Toddlers, Preschooler, and Parents

 

Resources:

The Build Initiative - supports state efforts to create comprehensive early childhood systems http://www.buildinitiative.org/ 

The Center for the Study of Social Policy
http://www.cssp.org/   

The Center on the Developing Child
http://developingchild.harvard.edu

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
http://www.vanderbilt.edu/csefel

Child Trends
http://childtrendsdatabank.org/

Early brain development: Podcast with Dr. Jack Shonkoff
Early Childhood Development and Public Policy: Closing the gap between what we know and what we do

Early Childhood and Economics – Articles and Presentations
http://www.minneapolisfed.org/publications_papers/studies/earlychild
http://www.frbsf.org/publications/community/investments/0709/economics_early_childhood.pdf
http://www.casey.org/Resources/Publications/pdf/EconomicsEarlyChildhood.pdf
http://www.readingfoundation.org/Economics_of_Early_Childhood_Literacy.jsp
http://www.bocyf.org/ecce_workshop_blau_presentation.pdf
http://www.aft.org/pdfs/americaneducator/spring2011/Heckman.pdf

FrameWorks Institute
http://www.frameworksinstitute.org/

Help Me Grow National
http://www.helpmegrownational.org
Help Me Grow (HMG) provides a comprehensive, statewide, coordinated system for early identification and referral of children at risk for developmental and behavioral problems. 

Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness
http://homvee.acf.hhs.gov/Default.aspx

National Center for Children in Poverty
http://www.nccp.org/ 

The National Center for Medical Home Implementation
http://www.medicalhomeinfo.org/

The National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center
http://nccic.acf.hhs.gov/index.cfm

National ECCS Initiative:
http://www.state-eccs.org    

Project Thrive- promotes healthy child development and provides policy support to ECCS  
http://nccp.org/projects/thrive.html

The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) http://www.challengingbehavior.org/

Zero to Three: a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. 
www.zerotothree.org

 

For more information contact

Rosemary Wilson, SC ECCS Grant Coordinator, at (803)898-0767 or wilsonr@dhec.sc.gov