Clay Announces Statewide Partnership with Bells Ferry Learning Center in Georgia

Clay is unrolling a multi-center partnership with  early childhood operator Bells Ferry Learning Center. Clay specializes in behavioral health services for young children and acts as the first pediatric behavioral health platform to integrate with preschools.

Clay, a virtual behavioral health solution designed specifically to support young children, today announced its statewide partnership with Bells Ferry Learning Center, a best-in-class operator of early childhood education schools. Clay is the first virtual behavioral health platform integrating with early education centers and comes at a critical time as the mental/emotional health crisis threatening young children has worsened post-COVID.

This partnership acknowledges the important role and responsibility early childhood education schools have in turning the tides on the mental health crisis.

Bells Ferry’s mission is to enrich the lives of children by providing a high quality child care experience while giving working parents peace of mind. More than 3,500 families have trusted BFLC with their children over the years, thanks to the the school’s focus on health, safety and education.

At Bells Ferry Learning Centers, it is important for both our staff and our families to know that we care about them immensely. And not just during the hours they spend at our schools. We want children and teachers to feel happy and healthy in both mind and body. That’s why we introduced a mental health and wellness benefit for our team this year. Now, we are thrilled to partner with Clay to give our families opportunities to help their children thrive in school and life while reaching their full potential.

– Sharon Foster

Owner, Bells Ferry Learning Center

Starting this fall, Clay will serve as the behavioral health partner to Bells Ferry Learning Centers’ community (students, parents, teachers), with comprehensive behavioral health services including developmental and behavioral screening for early identification, personalized strategies, and behavioral support to drive better outcomes both at home and in the classroom, and proactive training for teachers around behavioral health.

 Our partnership with Bells Ferry Learning Center is showing the increased need for early childhood education centers to have easy access to behavioral and developmental support for the children and educators at their schools. By offering this benefit to their families across Georgia, Bells Ferry is demonstrating  their willingness to prioritize behavioral and developmental wellness for all. 

– Lee Rotenberg

CEO and cofounder of Clay

About the team

Founded by repeat technology entrepreneurs Lee Rotenberg, Alex Schinasi and Omri Mendellevich, Clay is joined by a team of best-in-class clinicians with decades of experience at leading institutions such as Boston Children’s Hospital,  NYU Langone and the Family Institute at Northwestern. They are backed by healthcare thought leaders like Jonathan Bush of Athenahealth & Zus, Mark Frank of Sondermind and Scott Flanders of eHealth.

About the Product

Clay’s product allows for schools and their families to access a behavioral care team on demand when behavioral concerns arise. Their proprietary technology automatically assigns age-appropriate developmental & behavioral screeners, scores results and creates meaningful behavioral health assessments with care navigation on what to do next and evidence-based strategies to address the concern. The platform also powers teacher groups and parent groups moderated by behavioral coaches for immediate support.

The Clay app allows educators and families to keep a pulse of children’s behavioral and developmental challenges and to enable points of intervention when needed.

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