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Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

Executive function skills are crucial building blocks for the early development of both cognitive and social capacities.

Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

Healthy development depends on the quality and reliability of a young child’s relationships with the important people in his or her life, both within and outside the family.

Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

Sound mental health provides an essential foundation of stability that supports all other aspects of human development.

American Academy of Pediatrics, Toxic Stress Statement

The consequences of significant adversity early in life prompt an urgent call for innovative strategies to reduce toxic stress  

American Academy of Pediatrics, Toxic Stress Statement

The lifelong costs of childhood toxic stress are enormous, as manifested in adverse impacts on learning, behavior, and health.

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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

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Help Me Grow – Long Island Breakfast Briefing a Success Despite Impending Snow

Docs for Tots co-hosted the first ever Breakfast Briefing for Help Me Grow – Long Island on Thursday, November 15th. The goal of the . . .
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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