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Understand why aluminum food safety

Understand why aluminum food safety is needed in order to lessen the risks of overexposure to its toxic effects. The widespread prevalence of aluminum in almost all products increases the intake levels of aluminum to levels exceeding those that are …
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Docs For Tots’ New Location

We would like to thank the Hagedorn Foundation for helping us find a new place to work on Long Island at the Elias Hicks House in Jericho! We’re happy to work next to Every Child Matters and the Jewish Community …
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Changes to Our Team!

It is with a great sense of pride, excitement, and humility that we share with you the news that our Co-Director, Dr. Dina Lieser, has parted with Docs for Tots. Dr. Lieser has joined the Maternal Child Health Bureau’s Division of Home Visiting …
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Dr. Isakson Presents: Building Bridges for Early Childhood Success

Dr. Isakson presented “Building Bridges for Early Childhood Success” at Winthrop Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds on March 7th. Dr. Isakson discussed how our contribution to developmental screening works and how doctors can connect to resources in the community. Nationally, only 30% …
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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 family live in my neighborhood in Brooklyn. Around the time Jay’s 2-year-old brother was born, his …
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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 improve children’s lifelong health and success. In 2015 Docs for Tots: Worked with clinics in Nassau …
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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.     As a pediatrician at a safety-net hospital serving some of Nassau County’s most vulnerable families, some …
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I feel very uncomfortable now

I feel very uncomfortable now, there so much incomplete, there so much uncertain. It either i decide what i want to do and make sure it happens or it just going to end right when i decide to run. For …
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Making the Grade: Why You Need to Demand Developmental Screening

Melissa Passarelli has been associated with Docs for Tots since 2011 and has been Project Director of Developmental Screening since June 2014. Melissa has her M.A. in International Disaster Psychology and B.A. in Public Policy and Psychology, and has experience …
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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 …
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Dr. Dina Lieser, shocks child providers by presenting New York ranks 49th in developmental screening.
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Latest News

Docs For Tots’ New Location

We would like to thank the Hagedorn Foundation for helping us find a new place to work on Long Island at the Elias Hicks . . .
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Changes to Our Team!

It is with a great sense of pride, excitement, and humility that we share with you the news that our Co-Director, Dr. Dina Lieser, . . .
Read More

Dr. Isakson Presents: Building Bridges for Early Childhood Success

Dr. Isakson presented “Building Bridges for Early Childhood Success” at Winthrop Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds on March 7th. Dr. Isakson discussed how our contribution . . .
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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