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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 Children’s Mental Health. This roadmap provides Long Island’s policy and decision makers with the knowledge and …
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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 to the unprecedented challenges of COVID in 2020, doubling the number of vulnerable families aided and …
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November 2021 News from Docs for Tots

Check out our newsletter and see what we’re up to 🙂 In case you missed it – here is our November Newsletter. See what we’re currently reading that’s relevant to the work we do here at Docs for Tots.

NEW Early Childhood Educators’ Screening Collaborative Launching 2022

Now Accepting Applications!  Help Me Grow-Long Island, in partnership with the Child Care Councils of Nassau and Suffolk, and QUALITYstarsNY, is launching the newest cohort of the Early Childhood Educators’ Screening Collaborative. This is a free program that teaches childcare …
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Bouncing Back for Babies

​Donate to Docs for Tots so kids 0 to 5 can thrive! Many of us have had a rough couple of years and are in a period of recovery. Bouncing back is especially important for those of us caring for and …
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Webinar on Centering the Family Experience: What does it mean for Preschool Special Education access across the state?

Webinar Summary Help Me Grow Long Island was thrilled to partner with Education Trust New York and Kids Can’t Wait Campaign to get the word out regarding the recent report Centering the Family Experience: Implications for Long Island Early Childhood …
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HMG-LI Report: Centering the Family Experience

IMPLICATIONS FOR LONG ISLAND’S EARLY CHILDHOOD SYSTEM A follow up to Help Me Grow Long Island’s May 2021 report, this October 2021 report explores families’ experiences with Help Me Grow – Long Island through qualitative analysis. Importantly, feedback from families …
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Promoting child development across New York during the pandemic

Report released by Docs for Tots and the Schuyler Center 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 …
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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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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

Check out our newsletter and see what we’re up to 🙂 In case you missed it – here is our November Newsletter. See what . . .
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What happens during the first months and years of life sets either a sturdy or a fragile stage for what follows.

Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development