Four Pathways to Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement®
Each Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement® category has specific work, education, in-service training and reflective supervision/consultation requirements, specific to children 3 through 6 years and their families. In addition, Endorsement® applicants will demonstrate achievement of competencies, as defined in the desired category. This chart represents only a summary of the ECMH Endorsement® categories. Detailed information specific to each category can be downloaded from the links below.
Download the Requirements for each Category
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Resources: Reference Rating Forms
Reference ratings for Endorsement® are critically important. They are our primary source for documenting an applicant’s skills in the domains of Reflection, Working with Others and Thinking.
Reviewing the questions from the reference rating form is recommended both for applicants and raters. The questions can be used in supervision sessions to mutually assess the applicant’s professional progress. To view the questions, click on the appropriate link to below. (PLEASE NOTE: These files contain the questions but should NOT be used as a part of an Endorsement® application. Reference rating forms must be completed electronically via link from EASy.)
Resources: Building A Competent Workforce
Paradis, N., Eidson, F., Weatherston, D. (2017). Building competency for providers in the early childhood mental health field: An early childhood mental health endorsement. ZERO TO THREE, 38, 2, 20 - 27.