Our children are our future employers, workers, government officials, medical staff, engineers, parents, taxpayers, homeowners...the list goes on. If we start now to make sure they grow into strong, healthy, community-minded adults, we build the foundation for a strong and healthy society.
Community organization is key. Participants in early childhood initiatives represent diverse sectors - from early care and education providers and K-12 educators to business and civic leaders. Thrive is a collaboration of organizations and community members who share our mission.
Our goals are:
- to develop family focused, integrated service delivery systems;
- to embed early childhood social-emotional development and mental health into existing services,
- to raise awareness of the vital importance of social-emotional development, and
- to provide high-quality, relevant training on issues of early childhood mental health.