As children mature, early childhood mental health supports growth in other essential areas of development including physical health, cognitive skills, language and literacy, social skills, and readiness for school.
Kids who exhibit strong social and emotional skills are 54% more likely to earn a high school diploma.
Kids who share or are helpful in kindergarten are 46% more likely to have a full-time job at the age of 25.
Through the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, and the Governor’s Office of Children’s Initiatives, nearly $1 million in grants were awarded to 12 mental health providers across the state. This large investment will allow more families to access mental health services for their young children during one of the most crucial times of brain development. To learn more about the awards, check out the Governor’s press release.