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What We Do

Docs for Tots fosters connections between young children’s doctors, policymakers, early childhood practitioners, and other stakeholders. We take a two-pronged approach to improving children’s health and chances of success, simultaneously promoting: 1) Policy innovation; and 2) Practice transformation.

POLICY INNOVATION

To create comprehensive systems that support children’s healthy development, Docs for Tots:

  • Brings doctor’s expertise to the early childhood policy arena
  • Builds a network of doctors to support policy improvements
  • Educates the public, policy makers and others about the importance of investments in early childhood

PRACTICE TRANSFORMATION

To ensure that doctors and other professionals who work with young children have all the tools they need to allow children to thrive, Docs for Tots:

  • Develops and shares information to improve medical practice for the youngest children
  • Connects doctors to community early childhood resources
  • Creates and shares essential resources for medical educators
  • Provides technical assistance to professionals across multiple disciplines who work with young children


Latest News

Are We, as Early Childhood Professionals, Asking the Right Questions?

The other day I was asked by a 4-year-old boy: “Have you ever been to prison? My daddy’s been to prison.” Jay and his . . .
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Ikadshi

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 . . .
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A-Waiting Opportunity

Dr. Dina Lieser is Co-Director of Docs for Tots and Director of Community Pediatrics and Ambulatory Pediatrics at Nassau University Medical Center.     . . .
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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