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What is Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation?

Do you know a child experiencing difficulties in a child care setting?

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  • challenging behavior
  • difficulty with peer interaction
  • aggression
  • extreme shyness
  • separation anxiety
  • sensory sensitivities
  • trouble following classroom routines
  • problems with attention that interfere with the child’s learning

Project ACT provides FREE coaching and consultation to early childhood professionals and families. Our Specialists help to develop individualized plans to support children with special needs or behavior concerns. Project ACT can serve children age Birth-5 through this program. Find more details about this service by reading our Models of Service or email us at crcbc@abilitiesnetwork.org.

We also offer free monthly parent workshops on a variety of topics. Check our event calendar to see what's coming up this month and to reserve your spot!

Project ACT Specialists do not diagnose children, provide direct services such as speech therapy to children, or act as a child's 1-on-1 aid.  

Ready to make a referral for a child? Please read the Models of Service first, then complete an online referral form by clicking the appropriate link below.

(Are you a service provider making a referral on behalf of a parent? Use the parent form.)

Is your program or classroom experiencing challenges supporting children's social emotional development or adjustment to the COVID-19 disruptions?

Project ACT can only provide support to child care programs in Baltimore, Harford or Cecil County. Click here for information about supports available in other counties.


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Our early childhood consultation services are designed to address the social and emotional needs of children who are in family child care, a child care center, private preschool settings or out of school time programs. Children with developmental delays, social emotional challenges, or simply having difficulty adjusting to their child care program may be eligible for these free services


Our program supports staff and families in managing challenging behaviors and promoting healthy social and emotional development in order to foster school readiness, so that all children can be included successfully in their community settings. We work with parents and child care providers to address issues and support inclusion for all children.


Services are free in licensed child care settings throughout Baltimore County, Harford County and Cecil County for children birth through age five. Looking for support in a different county? Call us to inquire about current grant funded projects and resources in your area.

Project ACT consultation services are FREE in Baltimore, Harford and Cecil Counties and include:

  • On-site observations
  • Ongoing coaching and mentoring for child care providers
  • Program assessment and recommendations
  • Referral of children to community services, if needed
  • IFSP/IEP support for families
  • Core of Knowledge workshops for parents and providers
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Do you have concerns about a child’s development, and are seeking direct services such as speech therapy? 

Please contact Baltimore County Child Find at 443-809-3017

Project ACT’s Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation program is funded by the Maryland State Department of Education/Office of Child Care.