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Dina Lieser, MD, FAAP, Co-Director, Docs for Tots.

Doctors’ access to our youngest children and credibility make them critical partners to engage in early childhood advocacy  

Dina Lieser, MD, FAAP, Co-Director, Docs for Tots

Quality early childhood education settings have great potential to transform our nation’s health.

Liz Isakson, MD, FAAP, Co-Director, Docs for Tots

In large part, science has shown us how to best support the health and development of our youngest children – we need to start doing it.

George Askew, MD, Founder, Docs for Tots, Chief Medical Officer, Administration for Children and Families

The earliest and most profound influences on child health are found outside of the doctor’s office.

Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development

What happens during the first months and years of life sets either a sturdy or a fragile stage for what follows.

Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development

Children are born wired for feelings and ready to learn.

Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

Babies make 700 new neural connections per second.

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The NonProfit Voice! A radio interview with Liz and Melissa

Docs for Tots’ Director of Programs, Melissa Passarelli, and Executive Director, Liz Isakson, spoke to Allison Brecher of The Nonprofit Voice!   Listen to their interview . . .
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Long Island ACEs Screening Learning Collaborative – 2018 Highlights

This year Docs for Tots, in partnership with the Center for Youth Wellness, was able to bring together four pediatric practices across Long Island . . .
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Help Me Grow – Long Island — 2018 Highlights

Thanks to your support last year, Docs for Tots was able to bring together early childhood professionals from across Long Island to form Help . . .
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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