KidSquad is a program based on the Teaching Pyramid, an evidence-based, mental health, early childhood consultation model designed to support the social and emotional development of young children (Fox, Dunlap, Hemmeter, Joseph, & Strain, 2003).
KidSquad mental health and early childhood education specialists partner with child care program staff to provide strategies for promoting social-emotional competence in children, as well as addressing specific mental health and behavioral concerns. This program is a single point of contact for parents, child care providers, and other early childhood professionals who are seeking help with the social, emotional, and behavioral issues of early childhood. A priority of KidSquad is to support child care centers that serve children in poverty.
Eligibility: Services are offered to child care providers in Douglas and Sarpy counties in Nebraska.