Advocates

Young children’s doctors have the potential to be a critical resource to policymakers and to early childhood advocates. With access to children and their families and unique credibility they are among society’s most trusted messengers and can add a critical voice to your efforts.
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:

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Promoting Social Emotional Development and Early Childhood Mental Health in Young Children

A Roadmap for Long Island In October of 2021 three institutions dedicated to the health and well-being of children declared a National Emergency in . . .
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Docs for Tots in 2021

Making Best Practice Everyday Practice in Support of Young Kids Help Me Grow – Long Island, a regional partnership promoting early childhood development, rose . . .
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November 2021 News from Docs for Tots

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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