Do you work with very young children (ages birth through eight) and their families?

Are you looking for ways to enhance your knowledge and practice to support children’s overall development through an understanding of positive mental health practices?

Pennsylvania Project LAUNCH is helping all professionals who work with young children and their families to gain critical expertise in supporting healthy infant and early childhood mental health. This project includes any and all professionals who work directly with young children and their families, including administrators.

Meanwhile, the Pennsylvania Association for Infant Mental Health (“PA-AIMH”) will soon be offering a nationally recognized system for professionals across multiple service areas to meet competencies and earn a professional endorsement focusing on relationship-based, culturally-sensitive practices supporting infant and early childhood mental health.

As part of our support of the implementation of the PA-AIMH Infant Mental Health Endorsement® (“IMH-E®”) and Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement® (“ECMH-E®”) , Project LAUNCH is developing free Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Learning Collaboratives (“LAUNCH Learning Collaboratives”), designed to bring together a range of professionals to gain expertise in these nationally recognized Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Competencies®.

This site provides the basic information on IMH-E®/ECMH-E® and LAUNCH Learning Collaboratives, as well as articles and references on related topics. For more information:

  • Schedule a tailored presentation for your administrative team, caregiving staff or other audiences. We can help you to learn more about infant/early childhood mental health principles, how they impact the work of your professionals, and how you and your staff can benefit from the LAUNCH Learning Collaboratives and/or pursuit of the I/ECMH-E® endorsement. Click here for contact information.
  • Subscribe to the Project LAUNCH Learning Collaboratives email list. Click here or cut & paste into your browser and complete the brief form you will find there.
  • Follow Project LAUNCH Learning Collaboratives on Facebook. Click here or visit for more.
  • Learn more about IMH/ECMH Endorsement®. For more information about I/ECMH-E® and other resources relating to infant/early childhood mental health, visit the PA-AIMH website at

Thanks for your interest!