Projects


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 …
Read More

Docs For Tots Releases Prescription For Growing Up Healthy

December 17, 2013 Docs for Tots releases:   “Quality Early Learning Settings Can Transform Our Nation’s Health: A Prescription For  Growing Up Healthy”. The brief, makes clear that investments in high-quality early childhood programs are good medicine for our nation’s …
Read More

Docs For Tots Partners to Launch Nassau Thrives

October 29, 2013, Child Care Council of Nassau Receives Superstorm Sandy Social Services Block Grant in Collaboration with Docs for Tots and Adelphi University Institute for Parenting from Governor Cuomo.  The project called NASSAU THRIVES- Building Resiliency in Young Children …
Read More

Building Bridges New York

Building 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 …
Read More

New York Child Care Health Consultant Network

Docs for Tots is working to bring together child care health consultants in a learning community to share resources and ideas and to advocate for the important opportunities to expand the workforce and promote health in early care and education …
Read More

Medical Educators

Current medical students and residents are training in an unprecedented time of change and opportunity. Knowledge on early brain and child development and the profound influence of early childhood on lifelong health will – and must – alter the practice …
Read More

Doc in Action

Docs For Tots releases Investing in Early  and Education is a Powerful Public Health Initiative for New York’s Children. This is an exciting brief that highlights the health benefits and opportunities of early care and education. This brief reveals a new approach …
Read More

Latest News

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 . . .
Read More

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 . . .
Read More

Melissa Passarelli & Laraib Humayun Presents: Well Moms, Well Tots: Maternal Depression and Mother Child-Well Being

Docs for Tots’ Director of Programs Melissa Passarelli and Health Liaison Laraib Humayun recently presented Well Moms, Well Tots: Maternal Depression and Mother Child-Well Being, . . .
Read More

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