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New Graduate Certificate in Childhood Mental Health

The School of Social Work and Department of Special Education and Child Development are pleased to announce the approval of a joint certificate program in Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) focusing on children from birth to five years of age and their families.

Graduates of the program will be able to promote awareness about the importance of early childhood mental health; work with diverse families with young children; identify evidence‐informed services for young children and their families; recognize ecologically valid mental health assessments of young children; explain relationship of social, cognitive, and communication development in young children; support positive, relationship‐focused communication between young children and their adult caretakers; and facilitate positive social‐communication skills between young children, parents, and 
other caretakers in a variety of settings.


The certificate program is open to professionals with at least a bachelor’s degree who work or desire to work with young children and their families; click here for more details.

Botanical Gardens to Offer 'Healthy Houseplants'

Learn more about how to cultivate life indoors at "Healthy Houseplants," scheduled for 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Wednesday, June 1, at McMillan Greenhouse.

Paula Gross and Meredith Hebden from the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens will lead this class, which will offer tips on the best houseplants for low, medium and high light. Soil mixes for plants, watering and fertilizing will be discussion topics, too.

The cost is $15 for members of the Stewards of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens; $25 for nonmembers. Email Esther Carrasco to register.