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Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Cost Calculator

Introducing the IECMH Consultation (IECMHC) Cost Calculator

The IECMHC cost calculator is for IECMH consultation professionals, program managers and administrators and those supporting, designing and managing infant and early childhood mental health consultation programs. This tool helps determine the true costs of valuable services and supports for infants, toddlers, young children and families, providing evidence-based and accurate estimations for infant and early childhood mental health consultation.

Note this cost modeling tool is specifically for IECMH Consultation budgeting, not for the full continuum of IECMH services.

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    How to use this tool

    Choose whether you want to determine a cost for an individual or multiple consultants or consultation costs for your overall IECMHC program. Once you’ve submitted your calculations, you will receive an email with your calculation report to save and share.  


    Calculate Your Consultation Cost

    Fill out the form below to begin calculating your consultation cost

    Sample Consultation Cost

    Whether you are building your first IECMHC program or have been providing IECMHC services for years, we understand that budgeting and financial forecasting are iterative processes dependent on many often-changing factors. We are also aware that costs are not static and that there are additional costs that may be incurred when employees transition out and new employees are brought on. This tool can be used multiple times as your unique variables change over time.  

    Consultation is not just a task; it is an investment. This tool provides concrete data necessary to make the vision of offering early childhood mental health consultation a reality. By conducting a realistic cost analysis, we can plan for success and sustainability, which is essential for our young children.

    Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

    A proven solution playing a vital role in positive developmental outcomes  

    Infant and early childhood mental health consultation (IECMHC) plays a vital role in fostering healthy development, supporting caregivers, and improving the quality of early childhood services and settings. By ensuring all children have the best possible start in life, IECMHC helps identify and address mental health issues early, preventing more serious problems later and promoting resilience and healthy development. 

    Quantify efforts to close equity gaps. 

    You and your program are committed to providing mental health professionals with the resources needed to improve the behavioral health and social-emotional/mental health development of infants and toddlers. This IECMHC cost calculator can quantify your efforts to close health equity gaps. 

    Show how infant and early childhood mental health consultation makes a difference for families. 

    IECMHC builds the reflective capacity of providers and families to understand the critical impact of early, nurturing and positive relationships and allows them to consistently respond to these needs for infants and young children. 

    Bring infant early childhood mental health consultation to your state, community or program. 

    Take the first step and calculate the true cost of integrating consultation into your state, community or program’s mental health services and supports. 

    We're here to help

     Learn about ZERO TO THREE’s IECMH Financing Policy Project and if your state has participated in this learning collaborative. For support and to provide feedback, click the button below.


    The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

    Thank you to the following team of cost modeling reviewers: Alex Busuito, Teya Dahle, Nicola Edge, Kadija Johnston, Angela Keyes, La’Tasha Lee, Tonia Spence, Alison Steier, Allison Trigg and Ana Gabriella Robleto.

    Additional thanks to the technical assistance team of reviewers, funded by The David & Lucile Packard Foundation: R. Renee Antoine, Jordana Ash, Sarah Davidon, Lana Nenide, Lauren Rabinovitz, Monica Ruiz, Meghan Schmelzer and Lindsay Usry.

    Partner Acknowledgment

    The Center of Excellence (CoE) for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC), Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development

    Urge policymakers to prioritize infant and early childhood mental health and support healthy emotional development right from the start.

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