Vitamins and Minerals Every Child Needs. Learner's Edge System - The Science of Caring for Young Minds™. ChildEssence is a comprehensive vitamin and mineral supplement formulated by leading physicians in child neurological development to provide nutritional support in children. The formula contains the essential nutrients every child needs in well-tolerated easily absorbed ingredient forms. ChildEssence is copper-free because the role of copper is complex and may require individualized supplementation. . �• Physician-formulated. • Well-tolerated. • Copper-free.