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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, Together with Child Care Council of Nassau and The Adelphi Parenting Institute Launch Nassau Thrives!

www.nassauthrives.org Child Care Council of Nassau, the Adelphi University Institute for Parenting, and Docs For Tots are partnering to bring the services of NASSAU THRIVES to the early education community of Nassau County. NASSAU THRIVES offers assistance to early care …
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Dr. Isakson Presents “Bridges to Health: The Medical Home and Early Childhood Systems”

Dr. Isakson Presented “Bridges to Health: The Medical Home and Early Childhood Systems” at Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) Pediatric Grand Rounds November 13th. Dr. Isakson shared an important message: “Changing life and health trajectories happens in partnership. It happens …
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Dr. Lieser Addresses Crisis & Building Resilience in Early Childhood Settings at the Just In Time Conference!

Dr. Dina Lieser, MD and Co-Director of Docs for Tots was among the panelists at the Just in Time: Building Bright Futures for Children Dealing with Crisis Conference on November 12th, presented by Maimonides Infants & Children’s Hospital of Brooklyn …
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Dr. Isakson Moderated for the “Growing Healthy Readers Conference”

Dr. Elizabeth Isakson, MD and Co-Director of Docs for Tots,  hosted the Panel 2 Discussion: “Community Based Approaches to Improve Health and Support Early Learning” at the Growing Healthy Readers Conference on October 30th hosted by Reach Out & Read …
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Board Certified Physicians Participating in the Docs for Tots’ “Well Moms, Well Tots” Program to Receive Credit for Quality and Practice Improvement Activities

NEW YORK– August 7, 2017 – The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has announced that Docs for Tots has joined ABMS’ Multi-Specialty Portfolio . . .
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PR Intern Ashley Farrell on Well Moms, Well Tots: Maternal Depression

In almost every health-related course I have took in school, the curriculum covers the same information: drugs and alcohol, mental health, chronic and communicable . . .
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Meet The Staff!

Ashley Farrell, PR Intern Ashley Farrell has been a PR Intern for Docs for Tots since November 2016. She received her Bachelor’s of Science . . .
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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