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: