The CARE Center

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Need help with a child in your care? 

The Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) program can help child care providers and early childhood educators with children ages 0-5 years of age that have difficult and disruptive behavior. CARE Center behavior consultants work on site and provide observations and consultations with families and educators to provide intervention and support to decrease challenging or concerning behaviors such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Aggression/biting
  • Trouble following directions
  • Problems sharing
  • Hard to soothe
  • Difficulty forming relationships/developing friendships

The CARE Center Behavioral Team will:

  • provide on site observation and consultation at family child care or group programs for challenging behaviors
  • help you learn to incorporate social stories and activities into your program
  • give tips for creating a supportive environment
  • teach you and your staff to help children build resiliency, take initiative, maintain self-control and develop positive attachments

The CARE Center's behavior consultants work on these issues with the goal of keeping children in care, therefore giving them a better chance to enter school ready to learn.

To request assistance, complete the Center Behavior Intake Form and send by FAX: 410-313-1430 or E-MAIL: For more information, call 410-313-CARE (2273) voice/relay or email