Help Me Grow – Long Island


A Portrait of Growth and Impact: Help Me Grow – Long Island

The Help Me Grow – Long Island (HMG-LI) Annual Report is subtitled “A Portrait of Growth and Impact” as it represents a snapshot of operations from October 2018 through the end of September 2019. But also because the data from …
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Docs for Tots/Help Me Grow – Long Island Becomes a National Partner of Bright By Text

Children can keep learning at home thanks to our new partnership with Bright by Text! On behalf of Help Me Grow – Long Island, Docs for Tots has teamed up with Bright by Text, a national parent texting program, to …
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Apps and Activities to do at Home

last updated August 2020 Docs for Tots has compiled these virtual resources for children and parents. fun activities to promote development apps for parents to track development and milestones access to online classes and activities for children and parents Learn …
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Docs for Tots: Update on COVID-19

Docs for Tots is committed to continue promoting optimal well-being of young children. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we are compiling a list of the most updated resources and agency notifications here and on our social media as they …
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COVID-19 Resources and Activities – 2020

Final update 8.19.2020Please contact organizations directly for current hours and any service updates. Information collected here has been gathered by Help Me Grow- Long Island staff, Leadership Team members, and supporters. We will continue updating as we receive and verify …
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Happy 2nd Birthday to Help Me Grow – Long Island!

It’s been two years since we launched Help Me Grow – Long Island. Just like watching a child grow, it is remarkable how much can change in such a short period of time. And like children our age, we spent …
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Multi-generational Households, Alternative Caregivers, Childcare, and the 2020 Census

by Rose Marie Paul, HMG-LI Family Resource Specialist Over the years, the number of multi-generational households has increased. In 2016, a record 64 million people, or 20% of the U.S. population, lived with multiple generations under one roof. – The …
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2019 Help Me Grow – Long Island Highlights

Help Me Grow – Long Island expanded and improved how it served families in 2019. Here are some brief highlights on how we did: 400+ unique families served in 2019 via the Help Me Grow – Long Island Centralized Access …
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The Value of Community Partnerships

by Fabella Decema, Docs for Tots HMG-LI Family Resource Specialist Partnerships are an important component of community advocacy efforts. There are so many reasons why community partnerships are effective. I would like to start with an African proverb: “If you …
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Does Speaking Multiple Languages in the Home Affect a Child’s Language/Speech Development?

by Rose Marie Paul, Help Me Grow — Long Island Bilingual Family Resource Specialist Have you found yourself wondering if you are doing a disservice to your child because multiple languages are being spoken in the home? Feel guilty? Anxious? …
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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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Quality early childhood education settings have great potential to transform our nation’s health.

Dina Lieser, MD, FAAP