Being infant mental health informed means using knowledge, skills and reflective experiences to guide our work with infants, toddlers, and families.
In early care and education, this means understanding:
- That an important role of the service provider is to work with and support family members in the infant and very young child’s life
- The importance of offering environments and experiences that enhance social & emotional development and readiness to learn
- The culture and community in which the family is raising the infant/toddler
Suggested resources for IMH-informed early care and education professionals:
Birth to 3 years
A Dad’s Guide to Fun with Your Baby
Training Companion for Baby Stages
Interested in Endorsement®?
If you serve infants, toddlers (0-36 months) and their families, you can apply for Endorsement® as an Infant Family Associate.
MI-AIMH offers a professional home for IMH-informed early care and education professionals.
Become a MI-AIMH member and plug-in to a network of over 1,000 professionals who also care about the well-being of babies and families.