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How We Can Help

Think of us as a toolbox filled with ideas and resources!

Caregiver Connections offers support from caring professionals with early childhood and mental health expertise. We help child care providers by: 

 

  • Strengthening skills to support a child’s healthy social emotional development.

  • Offering support in the development of partnerships between providersand parents.

  • Helping with problem-solving and working with parents on difficult issues.

  • Providing timely, helpful training.

  • Referring families to other services when needed.

 

You are not alone!

We understand the stress and worry you face when the children you care for are challenged by behavioral, social/emotional, physical or learning problems—and know that you want to provide the best care to every child in your program. That’s why Caregiver Connections offers a wide range of services and supports at no cost to those caring for and educating children, including:

 

  • Consultation with caring, experienced professionals—either in person or by phone.

  • New ideas that can help children develop appropriate social and emotional skills.

  • Support and training that equips you to deal confidently with difficult situationswhen working with staff and/or families.

  • Connections to screening resources that can identify developmental problems early.

  • Referrals to evaluation and family services.

When to Call

CALL US IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT:

Behaviors of children, birth through age five, including:

 

  • Biting, hitting or head banging

  • Over-activity

  • Overly shy, withdrawn

  • Fearful, hard to comfort

  • Excessive tantrums or crying

  • Talking to parents about tough issues

Concerns for family problems including:

 

  • Alcohol/drugs

  • Depression

  • Parent-child relationships

  • Violence in the home or community

  • Divorce/blended families