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Dr. Isakson Presents: Building Bridges for Early Childhood Success

Dr. Isakson presented “Building Bridges for Early Childhood Success” at Winthrop Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds on March 7th. Dr. Isakson discussed how our contribution to developmental screening works and how doctors can connect to resources in the community. Nationally, only 30% …
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Are We, as Early Childhood Professionals, Asking the Right Questions?

The other day I was asked by a 4-year-old boy: “Have you ever been to prison? My daddy’s been to prison.” Jay and his family live in my neighborhood in Brooklyn. Around the time Jay’s 2-year-old brother was born, his …
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2015: A Year of Building Better Systems for Young Children in New York

Docs for Tots is proud of the work accomplished in 2015 towards our mission of creating connections between young children’s doctors, policymakers, early childhood practitioners, and other stakeholders to improve children’s lifelong health and success. In 2015 Docs for Tots: Worked with clinics in Nassau …
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A-Waiting Opportunity

Dr. Dina Lieser is Co-Director of Docs for Tots and Director of Community Pediatrics and Ambulatory Pediatrics at Nassau University Medical Center.     As a pediatrician at a safety-net hospital serving some of Nassau County’s most vulnerable families, some …
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Making the Grade: Why You Need to Demand Developmental Screening

Melissa Passarelli has been associated with Docs for Tots since 2011 and has been Project Director of Developmental Screening since June 2014. Melissa has her M.A. in International Disaster Psychology and B.A. in Public Policy and Psychology, and has experience …
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Health Track at the NYS Association for the Education of Young Children (NYSAEYC) annual conference

Verona, NY- Docs for Tots was thrilled to host the Health Track with the New York State Early Childhood Advisory Council at the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children (NYSAEYC) annual conference, April 9-11th. For the …
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NYS Pediatric Advocacy Coalition , 3rd Annual NYS Pediatric Advocacy Conference

On March 19th the New York State Pediatric Advocacy Coalition celebrated their 3rd Annual NYS Pediatric Advocacy Conference at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. The event brought together leaders in the pediatric and early …
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Winning Beginning Early Childhood Advocacy day

“Investing in early childhood education is investing in the human capital for the 21st century!” On February 3rd, Docs for Tots participated in Winning Beginning NY Early Childhood Advocacy Day. Winning Beginning NY supports investments and policies that promote children’s early education, …
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New York Statewide Infant and Toddler Conference

On January 12th Docs for Tots Co-director Dr. Dina Lieser shared our Developmental Screening project at the New York Statewide Infant & Toddler Conference. Developmental screening keeps track of young children’s growth and development. It is critical for the early detection of …
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The Kiwanis Club of Nassau University Medical Center is Throwing a Book Ball!

Join us Friday March 6th, 2015 for our first Annual Book Ball! The Kiwanis Club of Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) together with the NUMC Department of Pediatrics Invite you to their first Annual Book Ball! Celebrating NUMC’s Reach Out …
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Docs for Tots 15th Anniversary Celebration

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Liz Moore and the Rauch Foundation Write Brief About Docs for Tots’ Work.

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Investing in quality early learning programs is the most efficient way to affect school and life success and to reduce social expenditures later.

James Heckman, economist, Nobel laureate