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.

Latest News

June 2022

Check out our newsletter and see what we’re up to! In case you missed it – here is our June Newsletter. See what we’re . . .
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Docs for Tots is Hiring: Spanish-speaking Family Resource Specialist

NEW posting June 2022 Part-time or Full-time position with combo of in person and remote work Help Me Grow – Long Island Family Resource . . .
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Job Posting: Program Manager, Quality Improvement Initiatives

Position Description: The Program Manager will oversee and coordinate the day-to-day operations of Docs for Tots Quality Improvement (QI) programs, including Help Me Grow . . .
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Doctors’ access to our youngest children and credibility make them critical partners to engage in early childhood advocacy

Dina Lieser, MD, FAAP