Help Me Grow – Long Island


Apps and Activities to do at Home

Docs for Tots has compiled these virtual resources for children and parents. fun activities to promote development apps for parents to track development and milestones access to online classes and activities for children and parents Learn more about additional supports …
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Docs for Tots: Update on COVID-19

Docs for Tots is committed to continue promoting optimal well-being of young children. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we are compiling a list of the most updated resources and agency notifications here and on our social media as they …
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COVID-19 Resources and Activities – Spring 2020

updated 3.30.2020 5:00pm Information collected here has been gathered by Help Me Grow- Long Island staff, Leadership Team members, and supporters. We will continue updating as we receive and verify new information. Please email additional resources or updates to info@hmgli.org. …
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Happy 2nd Birthday to Help Me Grow – Long Island!

It’s been two years since we launched Help Me Grow – Long Island. Just like watching a child grow, it is remarkable how much can change in such a short period of time. And like children our age, we spent …
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Multi-generational Households, Alternative Caregivers, Childcare, and the 2020 Census

by Rose Marie Paul, HMG-LI Family Resource Specialist Over the years, the number of multi-generational households has increased. In 2016, a record 64 million people, or 20% of the U.S. population, lived with multiple generations under one roof. – The …
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2019 Help Me Grow – Long Island Highlights

Help Me Grow – Long Island expanded and improved how it served families in 2019. Here are some brief highlights on how we did: 400+ unique families served in 2019 via the Help Me Grow – Long Island Centralized Access …
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The Value of Community Partnerships

by Fabella Decema, Docs for Tots HMG-LI Family Resource Specialist Partnerships are an important component of community advocacy efforts. There are so many reasons why community partnerships are effective. I would like to start with an African proverb: “If you …
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Does Speaking Multiple Languages in the Home Affect a Child’s Language/Speech Development?

by Rose Marie Paul, Help Me Grow — Long Island Bilingual Family Resource Specialist Have you found yourself wondering if you are doing a disservice to your child because multiple languages are being spoken in the home? Feel guilty? Anxious? …
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The Housing Drought Impacts Child Development

by Fabella Decema, Docs for Tots HMG-LI Family Resource Specialist Homes are where people expect to be safe, comfortable and healthy. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for many children and families across Long Island dealing with housing instability, low housing …
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Introducing… our newest team member Rose Marie Paul, HMG-LI Bilingual Family Resource Specialist

Rose Marie Paul joins Docs for Tots as a Bilingual Family Resource Specialist for Help Me Grow — Long Island. She received her Bachelor of Science from Queens College in 2017, where she studied Psychology. In her previous position, Rose …
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Docs for Tots: Update on COVID-19

Docs for Tots is committed to continue promoting optimal well-being of young children. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we are compiling a list . . .
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COVID-19 Resources and Activities – Spring 2020

updated 3.30.2020 5:00pm Information collected here has been gathered by Help Me Grow- Long Island staff, Leadership Team members, and supporters. We will continue . . .
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Multi-generational Households, Alternative Caregivers, Childcare, and the 2020 Census

by Rose Marie Paul, HMG-LI Family Resource Specialist Over the years, the number of multi-generational households has increased. In 2016, a record 64 million . . .
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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