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#CountAllKids – It’s not too late to complete your 2020 Census!

The 2020 Census MUST be completed by September 30th, 2020. Contact Help Me Grow – Long Island for assistance today! Call: 516-548-8924Email: info@hmgli.org ¡Se habla español!Nou pale Kreyòl!   Why should I fill out the census? The Census is extremely …
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Reflections on Racism and Early Childhood

by Dr. Elizabeth Isakson, Executive Director, Docs for Tots Edward Deming once said: “Every system is perfectly designed to get the result it gets.” At Docs for Tots we know that far too often, families and young children struggle to …
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Join our online ACEs Connection Community today!

What is ACEs Connection? ACEs Connection is a nation-wide online community that brings together professionals, communities, and systems that are all working within the ACEs movement. It is a platform to share information and resources. Docs for Tots is sponsoring …
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Docs for Tots Becomes a Think Babies National Campaign Partner

ZERO TO THREE’s Think Babies campaign is designed to bring national attention to what babies and families need to thrive, including quality, affordable child care; time for parents to bond with their babies; healthy emotional development; and strong physical health …
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The NonProfit Voice! A radio interview with Liz and Melissa

Docs for Tots’ Director of Programs, Melissa Passarelli, and Executive Director, Liz Isakson, spoke to Allison Brecher of The Nonprofit Voice!   Listen to their interview about how Docs for Tots supports screening in pediatric practices, and connects families to resources on …
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Long Island Screenings of the movie Resilience The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

Each evening will feature a screening of the film Resilience followed by a panel discussion by experts from across Long Island who are working to address Adverse Childhood Experiences and build resiliency in our communities. Panelists will be announced shortly. The event …
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Docs for Tots 15th Anniversary Celebration

We want to thank our participants, donors, and supporters for making our 15th anniversary celebration a success. Because of donors like you, we are able to advance our vision of a healthy and successful society where all families have the …
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Are We, as Early Childhood Professionals, Asking the Right Questions?

The other day I was asked by a 4-year-old boy: “Have you ever been to prison? My daddy’s been to prison.” Jay and his family live in my neighborhood in Brooklyn. Around the time Jay’s 2-year-old brother was born, his …
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Docs for Tots, Together with Child Care Council of Nassau and The Adelphi Parenting Institute Launch Nassau Thrives!

www.nassauthrives.org Child Care Council of Nassau, the Adelphi University Institute for Parenting, and Docs For Tots are partnering to bring the services of NASSAU THRIVES to the early education community of Nassau County. NASSAU THRIVES offers assistance to early care …
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Help Me Grow – Long Island and the Allied Foundation to distribute 100,000+ diapers to Long Island Families

In partnership with the Allied Foundation Diaper Bank, Help Me Grow – Long Island will donate 100,800 diapers to provide immediate relief for Long . . .
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Reflections on Racism and Early Childhood

by Dr. Elizabeth Isakson, Executive Director, Docs for Tots Edward Deming once said: “Every system is perfectly designed to get the result it gets.” . . .
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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Lives of Families with Young Children

  by Melissa Passarelli, Docs for Tots Director of Programs COVID-19 has affected the entire world, but has been most dangerous to those with . . .
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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