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Our Vision

All Alabama Children Thrive By Five

Our Purpose and Goals

  • promote throughout Alabama, the healthy social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of young children through supportive and nurturing relationships from conception through five years of age;

  • facilitate interdisciplinary cooperation among individuals concerned with promoting conditions that will bring about the optimal development of young children and child-caregiver and child-parent relationships;

  • encourage the realization that early childhood is a sensitive period in the psychosocial development of individuals;

  • promote education, research, and study of the effects of mental development during early childhood on later social/emotional/behavioral and psychopathological development;

  • promote education, professional development, and expertise of a cadre of professionals concerning the mental health of young children, parents, families and other caregivers of young children;

  • promote the development of scientifically based and/or informed programs of care, promotion, intervention, and prevention of mental impairment in early childhood.

For Infant & Early Childhood Resources for Parents and Children click here.

For Staying Sane While Working From Home click here.