Early Childhood Partnerships & Collaborations

Docs For Tots is New York State’s only pediatrician-led agency bridging policy, practice, and parents to ensure that kids ages 0-5 thrive now and throughout their lives. Our approach recognizes the challenges that practitioners face as well as the systemic disparities that impact parents.

So, we coordinate work with clinics, childcare providers, service agencies, and we work with parents, to help make best practice everyday practice.

Our on the ground reports based on our work with families and practitioners, such as our 2021 Help Me Grow – Long Island report, present challenges and solutions for implementing practices that can change the trajectory of parents’ experiences and kids’ lives.

Docs for Tots believes that there is an opportunity to focus on health and well-being in early childhood advocacy. Strong early childhood policies should include ensuring that kids receive: quality early care and education, health promotion in all systems that touch children, appropriate developmental screenings, social emotional health supports and interventions, family support and access to an early childhood medical home. You can:

Become a Referral Partner

Let’s work together to improve outcomes for Long Island’s youngest children. Collaborating with Help Me Grow – Long Island can be beneficial for your practice and the families you serve.

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September 2022 Newsletter

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Children Have a Way of Bringing Us All Together & Allowing Us Into Their Little-Big World.

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What happens during the first months and years of life sets either a sturdy or a fragile stage for what follows.

Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development