Oak Leaf School picks Clay as their behavioral health solution for their Georgia-based center

Oak Leaf School joins a roster of leading early childhood operators in Georgia that prioritize behavioral and developmental health.

Clay, a virtual behavioral health solution designed specifically to support young children, today announced its statewide partnership with Oak Leaf School a best-in-class early childhood education center . 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.

Oak Leaf fosters an interest in learning for their students by encouraging each child’s driving sense of curiosity, along with their inherent potential.  They believe that children are born learners who control their own learning though the experience and opportunity to explore, discover and make meaning of their world through authentic play and relationships.

At the Oak Leaf School, we work to promote the development of each student enrolled.  We desire to meet each child where they are and to work with them to reach their fullest potential.  Over the past 2 years, we have seen a significant increase in behavioral challenges and social emotional concerns.  As educators, we realize that some of these issues are outside of the realm of our knowledge base.  We are grateful to be able to partner with CLAY to help us to provide our students with an environment that encourages their social, emotional and behavioral development.

– Noni Walton

Executive Director, Oak Leaf School

This November, Clay will serve as the behavioral health partner to the Oak Leaf School 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.

 It’s a privilege to serve the Oak Leaf School community. With Clay, Oak Leaf School’s students will receive comprehensive  behavioral and developmental support from day one.

– 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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