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 County to implement standardized developmental screening, ensuring over 350 developmental screens were given to the county’s most vulnerable children in 2015
  • With our NASSAU THRIVES partnership, implemented Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP), an evidence-based mental health consultation model, in 15 child care classrooms in Nassau County
  • Provided educational talks to over 470 parents, early childhood providers, and child care directors about the importance of social emotional development
  • Spoke to over 350 physicians about the importance of early childhood supports like home visitation models and high quality early education
  • Provided our network of over 1500 early childhood stakeholders with quality cross-systems updates through social media and email campaigns
  • Hosted the 3rd annual Health Track at the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children (NYSAEYC) conference
  • Built connections between the early childhood education and medical communities through activities with the New York State Pediatric Advocacy Committee (NYSPAC) 
  • Established partnerships with other community organizations that serve New York’s most vulnerable children, including: Nassau County Women, Infant and Children, New Hour, and The INN

Thanks for your support in 2015. We look forward to even more success in the year to come!

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