Social and emotional problems impair up to 10-14% of children nationally and the consequences impact society beyond measure. Prevention and early intervention are the solution. Working for the positive emotional, social and cognitive development of children from birth to age five is the purpose of the North Carolina Infant & Young Child Mental Health Association. At the heart of it is our state’s most precious resource. And a more prosperous future for all.
A developing story
The national research is startling: emotional health problems impair 16-18% of children from birth to age five . In North Carolina, this equates to approximately 91,000 infants, toddlers and preschoolers. [About]
Early connections are critical
“Early nurturing, learning experiences and physical health from ages zero to five greatly impact success or failure in society.” – James Heckman, Professor, University of Chicago, Winner of the Nobel Prize [Resources]
This is a cry for help
Your support of North Carolina’s infants and young children will help underwrite a more productive and healthy society. [Give]