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 second year in a row, Co-Director Dr. Dina Lieser convened experts in child health from across the state to present a series of conference sessions on promoting health in early care and education settings. In “Your Role in Developmental Screening”, Dr. Lieser explained the importance
of screening, Docs for Tots’ successful initiative to address screening among pediatricians, and how child care providers could impact this work. Other presentations included: Beyond Beautiful Smiles: Oral Health in the Child Care Settings, Your Role in Developmental Screening, Promoting Physical Activity and Nutrition, Caring for Children with Special Needs, and Promoting Social Emotional Health.
Docs for Tots works across systems to promote the life long health of all children. This would not be possible without the dedication of our many partners including the NYSAYEC and the NYS Council for Children and Families. A special thanks to our faculty for the health track:
- Melinda Clark, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Albany Medical Center
- Christie Babson, MD, Albany Medical College
- Evelyn Blank, Associate Executive Director, New York Center for Child Development
- Emily Leone, RN, C-PNP Child Care Health Consultant, Child Care Council, Inc.
- Sandra Rhoades , Director, CACFP Homes Administration and Obesity Prevention Units, Division of Nutrition, New York State Department of Health
- Sara Welge, Manager, Breastfeeding and Early Childhood Initiatives, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention, New York State Department of Health
- Jack Levine, MD, Pediatrics, Nassau University Medical Center