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We envision communities where people are treated
with dignity and respect, their basic needs are met,
and they are empowered to enhance the quality of their own lives.  


Medicaid Treatment Child Care (MTCC) is an early intervention and prevention program administered by the Department of Early Learning (DEL). The Catholic Family & Child Service MTCC program serves children 1-5 years old who are at risk of child abuse and neglect and may also be experiencing mental health and/or behavioral issues. MTCC services include two therapeutic classrooms four hours a day in the morning and afternoon. Services are provided by staff with expertise in mental health and early childhood education. Children are transported to the program each day and provided a stimulating, safe environment to learn and grow.

MTCC services include strength-based assessment, diagnosis, and comprehensive, age-appropriate child- and family-focused medically necessary treatments that teach pro-social skills and reinforce positive interactions.

Once children are authorized to attend the program, MTCC providers assess and diagnose each child. A multidisciplinary team meets to develop measureable and functional outcomes and develops an Individual Treatment Plan (ITP) based on the strengths-based assessment, child’s diagnosis, classroom interests, supportive interactions, and the daily classroom routine.

DSHS' Economic Services Administration, Children’s Administration, and Public Health nurses refer children who are receiving Medicaid and are also at risk of abuse and/or neglect to MTCC. 

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Christy Arenson
Clinical Supervisor
5301 Tieton Drive, Suite C
Yakima, WA 98908-3478