As a new school year starts, mental health for children and adolescents becomes a more important concern.
Transitioning back to early childhood programs or school— or starting them for the first time—can create extra challenges, particularly in times of stress. Learn what parents and teachers can do to help children make a successful transition to in-person learning and care.
To support children, families, and care providers, the CDC has collected information and resources for healthy transitions back to school in times of stress.
To learn more, check out the September 1 Highlighted Resource:
Helping Young Children and Parents Transition Back to School
- Information on Children’s Mental Health
- Back to School—Ideas for Parents
- Adolescent and School Health: Five Things Schools Can Do Now to Support Students as They Return to School
- Tools for Supporting Emotional Well-being in Children and Youth—Web Tools for Children, Teens, and Parents
- How Right Now Campaign
- Positive Parenting Tips
- Back to School Preparedness
- Food Assistance and Food System Resources for Families Seeking Food Assistance
- Early Care and Education Portal
- Healthy and Supportive School Environments
- Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT)—Mental and Emotional Health Module for PreK–12