Monthly Archives: November 2019

2019 ACEs Learning Collaborative Program Highlights

2019 ACEs Highlights Over the course of the ACEs Screening Learning Collaborative, Docs for Tots implemented universal ACEs screening in three sites in partnership with the Center for Youth Wellness – a private practice, a federally qualified health center, and …
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2019 Help Me Grow – Long Island Highlights

Help Me Grow – Long Island expanded and improved how it served families in 2019. Here are some brief highlights on how we did: 400+ unique families served in 2019 via the Help Me Grow – Long Island Centralized Access …
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2019 State Level Activities

Highlights of Statewide Advocacy Efforts by Docs for Tots Critical decisions and allocations are made in Albany that affect our ability to change systems that benefit children on Long Island, and across New York. In 2019 we participated in activities …
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Learn The Signs, Act Early Program Ambassador

2019 Highlights Docs for Tots’ Director of Programs, Melissa Passarelli, was named 2019 CDC Act Early Ambassador for New York State. Learn the Signs, Act Early (LTSAE) is a research-based early childhood public health campaign from the Centers for Disease …
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The Value of Community Partnerships

by Fabella Decema, Docs for Tots HMG-LI Family Resource Specialist Partnerships are an important component of community advocacy efforts. There are so many reasons why community partnerships are effective. I would like to start with an African proverb: “If you …
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Help Me Grow – Long Island and the Allied Foundation to distribute 100,000+ diapers to Long Island Families

In partnership with the Allied Foundation Diaper Bank, Help Me Grow – Long Island will donate 100,800 diapers to provide immediate relief for Long . . .
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Reflections on Racism and Early Childhood

by Dr. Elizabeth Isakson, Executive Director, Docs for Tots Edward Deming once said: “Every system is perfectly designed to get the result it gets.” . . .
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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Lives of Families with Young Children

  by Melissa Passarelli, Docs for Tots Director of Programs COVID-19 has affected the entire world, but has been most dangerous to those with . . .
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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