Services to Children & Families, MDCH, 04/25/05
What is CCEP?
programs provide early childhood mental health consultation for parents
and child care providers caring for children ages 0-5, who are
experiencing behavioral or emotional challenges that put them at risk for
expulsion from child care. CCEP aims to reduce expulsions, improve the
quality of child care, and increase the number of parents and providers
who successfully nurture the social-emotional development of infants,
toddlers and preschoolers.
are 12 CCEP projects (serving 26 Michigan counties) funded through the
Michigan Department of Human Services and administered by the Michigan
Department of Community Health in collaboration with the Michigan
Community Coordinated Child Care (4C) Association. Community mental health
agencies partner with local/regional 4C offices to implement these
projects. Several other CCEP-type projects in Michigan are funded by
What do CCEP programs offer?
Short-term child/family-centered consultation for children with
of child at home and at child care
assessment of child’s behavior
plan of service developed by team
(e.g., coaching and supporting parents and providers to learn new ways to
interact with the child, providing educational resources for parents and
providers, arranging for specialized evaluations, modifying the physical
environment, connecting the family to community resources, providing
counseling for families in crisis, etc.)
for administrators, staff and parents
and curricula to promote social-emotional competence
to improve communication among administrators, staff and parents
to promote the mental health of child care staff and parents
Why are CCEP programs needed?
of children under the age of six in Michigan require child care.
prevalence of challenging behavior among infants, toddlers and
preschool-age children in early care and learning settings ranges from
care programs are expelling increasing numbers of children due to
challenging behavior. A recent survey revealed that nearly 2% of the
children in a Michigan county were expelled over a 12-month period.
shows that early intervention is the key to promoting social-emotional
competence and school success among young children.
How do I find out more about CCEP
programs in Michigan?
Contact Mary Mackrain, CCEP statewide
technical assistant consultant, at 248 594-3250 or
Upper Peninsula (All 15 Counties)
UP BEARS (Promoting Behavioral,
Emotional, & Resiliency Skills)
734 785-7705, Ext. 7220, 7190, or 7191
313 531-2500, Ext. 2108
Child Care Expulsion Prevention
313 896-2808, Ext. 117