The Alameda County Early Care and Education Planning Council advises and makes recommendations to policymakers to ensure that all children and families have access to quality child care that educates children and enriches their lives. Their publication Alameda County Directory of Early Childhood Mental Health Services (0-6) and Child Care Mental Health Services and Consultation gives a list of mental health care services for children in the following categories:

  • Information and Referral
  • Assessment
  • Childcare Consultation
  • Mental health treatment
  • Therapeutic Pre-schools

Kidango, Inc. provides free mental health services to qualifying families with children ages 0-5 who live in the Alameda and Santa Clara Counties. Their mental health specialists provide in home visitation, education/training, therapy, developmental screenings, behavioral intervention, support services for teachers and families, consultations and referrals.

For more information, contact:
Julie Kurtz, Director of Mental Health Services, Kidango
Phone: 1-800-262-4252 x25 Email: jkurtz at

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Development of nurturing, responsible and resilient familes by providing comprehensive services that foster positive change, empowering parents and children.
24-hour referrals 1-800-829-3777

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
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National Institute of Mental Health
Information on child and adolescent mental health on this government web site.