Purpose

ECCS
  • Expand developmental screening of young children to identify and treat concerns early.
  • Increase referrals to needed programs for children.
  • Educate parents and caregivers about healthy child development.
  • Address the physical, emotional, and social health of children in a broad-based and coordinated way.
  • Develop seamless systems of care for children in the critical formative years from birth to age 3.

Approach

  • Bring together parents, caregivers, childcare, social services, primary care providers, early childhood education programs, and supporters.
  • Foster new systems that promote developmental screening and referrals.
  • Increase knowledge among parents and caregivers on the importance of early childhood screening.
  • Promote training and standards of practice among early childhood and medical professionals.
  • Research and promote new policies for early childhood communities.

Partners

HRSA logoHealth Resources and Services Administration
www.hrsa.gov

Designer Genes LogoDesigner Genes ND
www.designergenesnd.com

Family Voices North DakotaFamily Voices of North Dakota
www.fvnd.org

Child Care Aware LogoChildcare Aware of Lutheran Social Services
www.ndchildcare.org

PCAND LogoPrevent Child Abuse North Dakota
www.pcand.org

NDHVC logoNorth Dakota Home Visiting Coalition
The North Dakota Home Visiting Coalition provides opportunities to collaborate and strengthen services to children and families.

AAP LogoAmerican Academy of Pediatrics, North Dakota Chapter
www.ndaap.com

Childrens Consultation Network LogoChildren’s Consultation Network
www.rvcscc.org

Early Childhood Screening & Referral Systems Workgroup
The Early Childhood Screening and Referral Systems Work Group, a collection of early childhood providers, enhances developmental screening and referral systems for North Dakota children from birth through age three.

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting
www.mchb.hrsa.gov/programs/homevisiting

Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems
www.mchb.hrsa.gov/programs/earlychildhood/comprehensivesystems