Common Acronyms

AAP American Academy of Pediatrics
ACE Adverse Childhood Experience
ACEs Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
CA/NHU Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline Unit
CBEC Coordinating Board for Early Childhood
CD Children’s Division
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CO Carbon Monoxide
COVID-19 2019 Novel Coronavirus
CPSC Consumer Product Safety Commission
CSEFEL Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning
CSSP Center for the Study of Social Policy
CTF Children’s Trust Fund
DAP Developmentally Appropriate Practice
DESE Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
DMH Missouri Department of Mental Health
DSS Missouri Department of Social Services
DHSS Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
ECE Early Care and Education
ECTA Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HLHS Hypoplastic Left-Heart Syndrome
HMO Health Maintenance Organization
HSSCO Missouri Head Start State Collaboration Office
NAEYC National Association for the Education of Young Children
NCSI National Center for Systemic Improvement
NCTSN National Child Traumatic Stress Network
PAC Missouri Parent Advisory Council
PDG B-5 Preschool Development Grant Birth to Five
SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
TACSEI Technical Assistance Center for Social Emotional Intervention
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
USDA United States Department of Agriculture