Online Resources for Childcare Providers

Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH)
Learn about children’s social and emotional development and behavioral health and how nurturing relationships with caring adults are key to healthy development.

 

Top 15 Children’s Books on Personal Safety and Emotional Health
Empowering books for children on a range of complex topics such as emotions, body safety, anxiety, divorce, trauma, death and bereavement.

 

Addressing Challenging Behavior
Free products and resources to help decision makers, caregivers, and service providers improve social emotional outcomes in young children.

 

Positive Behavior Support for Teachers
Free downloads produced by Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Coaches Suzy Johns & Jacquelin Patrick, of the San Bernardino City Unified School District.

 

Social and Emotional Development
ZERO TO THREE provides resources to help parents develop strong, positive relationships with their children that are essential to their social and emotional development.

 

CDC Developmental Milestones
A wealth of information about development from birth to five years, and milestones for how a child plays, learns, speaks and acts from the Centers for Disease Control.

 

Learn the Signs. Act Early.
From birth to five years, a child should reach milestones in how he or she plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves. Learn how to track a child’s development and act early if you have a concern.

 

Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
A national resource center to promote social and emotional health and school readiness for children birth to age five.

 

Autism Speaks
Information from the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization.