The TCCC provides enhanced infant-parent mental health services and child development services for children birth to age five, through a partnership between NCHHS Public Health and Child Start Inc.
Since March 2001 the Napa County Therapeutic Child Care Center (TCCC) has served children and families who are connected to a number of NCHHS programs. Unique characteristics of the TCCC include a focus on the emotional and physical development of infants and young children, parent-child relationships and family support. Children enrolled at the TCCC make significant gains in overall cognitive, psychological and social functioning and many families expand their relational and parenting capacities. Developmental assessments are made biannually and early intervention is provided when appropriate.
The TCCC has the capacity for 8 infants, 8 toddlers and 12 preschoolers and each group has 3 teachers. NCHHS Public Health provides the therapeutic team of a Clinical Psychologist, an Occupational Therapist and an Office Assistant. Child care, a site supervisor and a family services partner are provided by Child Start Inc. TCCC staff provide consistent, predictable caregiving that benefits children who are mastering relational and developmental milestones, and parents who are navigating increasingly complex parenting tasks.