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NY Acts Team releases report on promoting child development across New York during the pandemic

The NY Acts project, a Centers for Disease Control (CDC)-funded project led by Docs for Tots, worked to increase the capacity to coordinate statewide efforts around developmental promotion and early identification during COVID-19 utilizing existing activities, resources and materials. This …
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HMG-LI Year 2 Report Webinar Summary

On June 17th Help Me Grow-Long Island hosted a webinar presenting our second annual report “Help Me Grow Long Island: Meeting family needs during COVID and beyond.” Melissa Passarelli, Director of Programs, started this event by introducing HMG-LI, the importance …
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HMG-LI Grows to Meet Family Needs During COVID and Beyond

2nd Annual ReportReleased May 10, 2021 Help Me Grow – Long Island Rises to COVID Challenge: Doubles Number of At-risk Infants, Toddlers, Families Aided in 2020 Our 2nd annual report highlights expansion to new communities, successful connection to services for vulnerable …
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Docs for Tots is Hiring: PT Office Assistant

July 2021 Position filled!To apply: Please email a one-page resume and cover letter to robin@docsfortots.org with Office Assistant in the subject line. Submissions with resumes longer than a page, without a cover letter, and without the appropriate subject line will …
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Docs for Tots is Hiring: Spanish-speaking Family Resource Specialist

Updated July 2021 POSITION COULD BE COMPLETELY REMOTE. Temporary full-time position August-December 2021, with possibility of extension for candidates based on Long Island.  Help Me Grow – Long Island Family Resource Specialist The Help Me Grow – Long Island Family …
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Learning Collaboratives Prepare Child Care Providers to Offer Developmental and Social Emotional Screens to Children in Their Care

2020 Highlights For the families that use them, child care providers play a major role in children’s lives. A child who attends child care every day can spend 40 hours a week with their provider during a very critical time …
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Help Me Grow – Long Island 2020 Highlights

2020 in Numbers 2,200 developmental and social emotional screens completed as part of Help Me Grow – Long Island, via our Centralized Access Point and our screening partners 170,000 diapers distributed (and counting!) with HMG-LI bags and materials, plus census reminders, in conjunction with the …
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Addressing Basic Needs and COVID Challenges

2020 Highlights 2020 has presented challenges for many families with young children worldwide. Docs for Tots has been fortunate to be able to continue our work on Long Island and in NYS throughout the pandemic, having the technical capabilities in …
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Docs for Tots is Hiring: Spanish-speaking Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

June 2021 UPDATE POSITION FILLED Docs for Tots is hiring an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant – part-time or full-time Spanish speaker. Please share with your networks! Organizational Description: Docs for Tots’ mission is to bring together children’s doctors and communities …
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Some Districts Introduce Online Registration Amidst the Pandemic

by Rose Marie Paul, HMG-LI Family Resource Specialist To meet safety guidelines due to the current pandemic, more and more school districts on Long Island are moving towards online registration for families entering Pre-K and Kindergarten. Families seeking services for …
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NY Acts Team releases report on promoting child development across New York during the pandemic

The NY Acts project, a Centers for Disease Control (CDC)-funded project led by Docs for Tots, worked to increase the capacity to coordinate statewide . . .
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HMG-LI Year 2 Report Webinar Summary

On June 17th Help Me Grow-Long Island hosted a webinar presenting our second annual report “Help Me Grow Long Island: Meeting family needs during . . .
Read More

HMG-LI Grows to Meet Family Needs During COVID and Beyond

2nd Annual ReportReleased May 10, 2021 Help Me Grow – Long Island Rises to COVID Challenge: Doubles Number of At-risk Infants, Toddlers, Families Aided in . . .
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Quality early childhood education settings have great potential to transform our nation’s health.

Dina Lieser, MD, FAAP