BRITE

Building Relationships in Infant Toddler Early Education

Docs for Tots is working with family and group family providers in Nassau County and Queens to support providers and help improve the social emotional wellbeing of the infants and toddlers in their care. BRITE offers a no cost 10-week hybrid model of support with weekly check-ins (in person and virtual) with a Mental Health Consultant who will collaborate with providers to develop goals that foster the social-emotional environment in family-based child care programs.  

Improve the social emotional environment in your family or group family day care with FREE grant funded support.

Dalila@docsfortots.org
(631) 683-3610

Mejore el ambiente social emocional en su guardería con apoyo gratuito financiado por una subvención.

Meli@docsfortots.org
(631) 533-4945

Our consultant was exceptionally supportive and used a collaborative approach to assist us in promoting the well-being of the children.

Read more about what participants have to say about Project BRITE.

And read some social emotional tips for child care providers.


The basics for providers:

  • Contact Melisa or Dalila by email or phone
  • Arrange an intro call to discuss the project
  • Enroll in Project BRITE – completely FREE
  • Schedule a 10 week block of support consultations
  • Earn a certificate that demonstrates your commitment to the social emotional wellbeing of the children in your care

This grant funded program is free to participating childcares, and will inform the structure, measures, and impact of a short term scalable model for infant and toddler consultation.  Learn more about Project BRITE and our collaboration with the Robin Hood Foundation, and Dr. Walter Gilliam and Dr. Chin Reyes (Yale School of Medicine), who developed the CHILD Observation Tool utilized in this project.


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