Building Bridges New York

baby handBuilding Bridges New York is part of an important national initiative seeking to create sustainable relationships between the medical home and broader early childhood systems and cultivate leadership in early brain and child development.

Vision: to sustainably support Early Brain and Child Development (EBCD) across early childhood serving systems

Focus: to support the capacity of the early learning health care consultant workforce, enhancing collaboration between medical homes and early learning settings in close collaboration with Quality Stars New York


  • Improve rates of developmental screening and referral for services
  • Maternal/Caregiver depression education, screening and referral are improved
  • Improve awareness of toxic stress and building resiliency
  • Early childhood provider workforce is aware of and utilize CSEFEL (Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning) resources
  • Support the workforce through trainings, resources and systems level practice supports (e.g. Revised forms)


New York State Early Childhood Advisory Council

Early Care and Learning Council

New York Works for Children

Quality Stars NY

American Academy of Pediatrics District 2

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