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HMG Supported as Primary Prevention Program – lunch & learn follow-up

Thanks to all those that participated in the October 20 Lunch & Learn virtual event presented by Help Me Grow New York State (HMG NYS). Special thanks to both NYS Senator John Mannion and NYS Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi for kicking …
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Children Have a Way of Bringing Us All Together & Allowing Us Into Their Little-Big World.

It was a great picnic day at HMG-LI with our guest of honor present: FCA (Family and Children’s Association) & their lovely PACT (Parents and Childrens Together) group of mothers and children. The weather was perfect, and magical swan sightings happened …
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Docs for Tots staff member models social-emotional learning tool in a home-based child care

Docs for Tots works 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. Project BRITE (Building Relationships in Infant Toddler Early Education) offers a …
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Job Posting: Program Manager, Quality Improvement Initiatives

Position Description: The Program Manager will oversee and coordinate the day-to-day operations of Docs for Tots Quality Improvement (QI) programs, including Help Me Grow – Long Island (HMG-LI) and physician and child care outreach, training, and technical assistance. Specifically, the …
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Help Me Grow Long Island Spring Open House

Join us for any portion of the evening to network with community members and meet the Help Me Grow Long Island leadership team and staff members. The evening will include drinks, dinner, and a tour of the Cedarmere gardens and …
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Join us for A Roadmap for Long Island Webinar

Help Me Grow – Long Island’s report “Promoting Social Emotional Development and Early Childhood Mental Health in Young Children” provides Long Island’s policy and decision makers with the knowledge and a path forward to start promoting mental health and social-emotional well-being …
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Let’s Talk About Social Emotional Wellness

Join the Infant Toddler Mental Health Consultants of BRITE and Child Care Council of Nassau as they open up a safe space to talk about topics on Child behavior, building trust, self care, and more. Now being hosted on the …
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BRITE ITMH Tips

Building Relationships in Infant Toddler Early Education (BRITE) Check out a few tips cards that our Infant-Toddler Mental Health Consultants created to be used as a resource for Family Day Care and Group Family Day Care providers: Tip 1: Connecting …
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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. Help Me Grow – Long Island’s latest report “Promoting Social Emotional Development and …
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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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January 2023 Newsletter

Check out our newsletter and see what we’re up to! In case you missed it – here is our January Newsletter! . . .
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Docs for Tots 20th Anniversary Year

Milestones to Remember 2023 is the 20th anniversary year of the founding of Docs for Tots. Pediatrician Dr. George L. Askew, current President and . . .
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Child care problems must be resolved

by Randi F. Marshall January 9, 2023 Recently we came across this editorial on child care and the importance of finding a solution to . . .
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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