Funding Partners

North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE)

DCDEE implements quality standards for child care and increases access to families and their children across North Carolina. They are generously funding NCIMHA’s work on Endorsement through their Preschool Development Grant. Learn more about their work HERE.

Advancing Resources for Children (ARCh) Project: Connecting NC’s Systems to Strengthen Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Outcomes

The ARCh project at the Center for Child & Family Health (CCFH) is funded by a 5-year Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to improve outcomes of NC children ages birth to five by increasing access to services and advancing workforce capacity to effectively meet their needs. The ARCh project partners with agencies around the state to increase cross-disciplinary knowledge of IECMH through free training, to expand mental health consultation, to support equitable readiness for IECMH endorsement, and to reduce disparities in access to developmentally-sensitive, culturally-responsive, trauma-informed, and evidence-based IECMH practices.Learn more about ARCh HERE.

National/International Partners

Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health

The Alliance is a global organization that partners with associations of infant mental health so that associations can support, grow, diversify, and advocate for their local infant & early childhood mental health-informed workforce.

Learn more about their work here.

World Association for Infant Mental Health

WAIHM’s central aim is to promote the mental wellbeing and healthy development of infants throughout the world, taking into account cultural, regional, and environmental variations, and to generate and disseminate scientific knowledge. 

Learn more about their work here.


Local Partners 

Center for Child and Family Health

NC Child

North Carolina Institute of Medicine

North Carolina Partnerships for Children (Smart Start)