Your resource to provide a safe
and secure start for Missouri
infants and young children.  

Welcome to MOAIMH-EC

Did you know that the first few years of life are critical for children due to their accelerated cognitive, social and emotional development?  This psychosocial/emotional foundation is important for a child's future in regards to school readiness and developing healthy relationships. 


The mission of MOAIMH-EC is to optimize well-being in the early years
by promoting first relationships and advancing effective Infant and
Early Childhood Mental Health practice.  

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Membership and Endorsement

MOAIMH-EC works across Missouri to promote infant mental health. As a member, you will connect to a learning community of professionals who support and are passionate about the emotional, social, and mental health of young children. Through your membership, you help us advance the profession of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) in Missouri and around the country. Become a part of a movement dedicated to developing initiatives and best practices for the field of infant mental health.

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Events and Education

Find upcoming events related to the field of early childhood mental health. 

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A library of resources from infant and toddler experts. Coming soon!


We envision that one day all Missouri children will have access to the services, supports, and tools needed to thrive. All who encounter Missouri children will  have a comprehensive understanding of what is needed for social, emotional, and cognitive well-being across a child's lifespan.

Want to learn more? We want to hear from you. 

Email us at and/or our mailing address is
Missouri Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health 
PO Box 45835, Kansas City, MO 64171.

At this time 21 states in the US already have an association to advance and promote the field of infant and early childhood mental health. Now, Missouri has begun its journey in becoming an affiliate of the World Organization for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH),