Child care and out of school time programs have been a vital part in supporting communities, children and families through the pandemic. We have heard how difficult this time has been and as we begin to look to a post COVID world we want to provide supports that meet your needs. SPARK Learning Lab and OECOSL are excited to introduce mental health and wellness supports for you, your staff, and the children and families you serve.
Facilitated Peer Support Groups
SPARK Learning Lab is offering an opportunity to talk about the challenges faced by program leaders in a safe, confidential, online setting with your peers and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. This one hour, weekly opportunity is designed for the sharing of issues, discussion of ideas and suggestions for follow-up.
K1ds Count Therapy Learning Cohorts
Beginning April 2022, SPARK Learning Lab will be partnering with K1ds Count Therapy to pilot a program providing early childhood programs with behavioral and mental health support. Programs participating in pilot may also receive one-on-one consultation sessions with the mental health professional or behavior analyst.
Learn The Signs Act Early (LTSAE)
These trainings will be facilitated by Stephan Viehweg, LCSW, ACSW, IMH-E®, CYC-P and Representatives from Help Me Grow. Virtual training opportunities will be offered on a wide-range of developmental and mental health topics which include Learn the Signs Act Early (LTSAE), developmental screening tools, and how to use these tools with families in their care.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Launching statewide as a free service available for child care professionals, an employee assistance program is a benefit program that assists employees with personal problems and/or work-related problems that may impact their job performance, health, mental and emotional well-being.
Services will include confidential emotional support, work-life solutions, legal guidance, financial resources, and online support.