PTAN Child Care Consultants are professionals from the fields of education, special education and mental health who have the experience, knowledge and skills required to support child care teachers and directors in their work with children with very challenging behaviors and other special needs.  Child Care Consultants must have the Program Consultant Credential from the NH Early Childhood Professional Development System and meet these Consultants’ Qualifications.  Contact the Project Director for more information.


PTAN Child Care Consultants complete a Report and  Invoice at the end of each month to document and bill for their consultation .  The report and bill is submitted electronically to the Project Director and Project Assistant.


Challenging Behavior and Expulsion From Child Care The Role of Mental Health Consultation by Deborah f. Perry and Courtney Holland,Georgetown University, Nikki Darling-Kuria, CKD Communications, LLC Martinsburg, West Virginia and Sarah Nadiv, University of Maryland.


Expulsion and Suspension Policies in Early Childhood Settings, USDHHS Administration for Children and Families


NIEER Policy Brief: Challenging Behaviors and the Role of Preschool Education by Lisa A. McCabe and Ellen C. Frede


Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Services: A Self-Paced FREE Tutorial

The goal of this curriculum is to build New Hampshire’s capacity to provide trauma-informed early childhood services, including childcare, home visiting, early education, and health and mental health services.  This curriculum is divided into four units which include an introduction to Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Services, and then cover the impact of trauma on young children in terms of their neurobiology and development, the screening and interventions used with traumatized children, and reflective practices used to work with caregivers and traumatized young children.  Each of these units will help to build your capacity to provide trauma-informed early childhood care.  As you complete each unit of the tutorial, you will be asked to submit an online assessment. At the end of Unit 4, you will be able to download a certificate of completion.  The online modules are available HERE


Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an approach that strengthens the caregiver-child rela onship by spending me together in shared sessions. It helps children and families to recover from scary or stressful events together. Click here to download the CPP Brochure


Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) Toolbox

The recently released Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) Toolbox (2017) offers information about the latest research and best practices for IECMHC in infant and early childhood settings. It provides free interactive planning tools, guides, videos, and additional resources to support IECMHC efforts in states, tribes, or communities.