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Children's Social-Emotional and Behavioral Health

Published: September 8, 2015
Program Administration
Current Guidance, States/Territories, Tribes
Information Memoranda

UPDATE: A final rule based on the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 was published on September 30, 2016. See in particular 45 CFR 98.16(ee), 98.33(b)(1)(v), and 98.53.

This Information Memorandum provides guidance to encourage Lead Agencies to adopt policies that promote the social-emotional and behavioral health of young children in partnership with families.  States should consider these recommendations as they prepare their Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State plans.  Appendix 1 offers several free publicly available resources states can use in their efforts.


Last Reviewed: September 27, 2017