Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health®

Endorsement® provides recognition of specialized knowledge and expertise in professionals working with or on behalf children, birth through six, and their families.

Endorsement® is meant to honor professionals who apply infant & early childhood mental health principles to their practice. It is granted through documentation and verification of the required specialized education, work, in-service training, and reflective supervision/consultation experiences. Endorsement® is not a license but an overlay that complements one’s professional license and/or other credentials.  

The Endorsement® system is one of the first and most comprehensive efforts, nationally and internationally, to identify best practice competencies across disciplines and practice settings, offering multiple career pathways for professional development in the infant, early childhood and family field.  As of December 2016, there are 1,864 professionals who have earned Endorsement® across the world.