Help Me Grow – Long Island

Launched in January 2018, Help Me Grow – Long Island is a FREE resource connecting families and providers to community resources and child development information in Nassau and Suffolk counties, with the mission of promoting optimal development of Long Island’s young children. HMG-LI provides free, virtual, ongoing support to families to meet the needs of their young children, and trains providers to use developmental screens with the families they serve. Help Me Grow – Long Island isn’t an agency, but a partnership based on a national model for organizing existing agencies with the goal of more efficiently and effectively reaching and helping at-risk children. HMG-LI is coordinated by Docs for Tots, housed at the Child Care Council of Nassau, and is connected to United Way of Long Island’s 2-1-1 phone system.

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Help Me Grow – Long Island Leadership Team:

Child Care Council of Nassau, Child Care Council of Suffolk, Children’s Medical Center at NYU Winthrop Hospital, Choice for All, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Docs for Tots, Family and Community Engagement at LIU, Family Place Libraries, Family Support Long Island at Molloy College, Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, Healthy Steps Program at Nassau University Medical Center, Hofstra University Department of Health Professions, Hudson River Healthcare, Institute for Parenting at Adelphi University, Long Island Federally Qualified Health Centers, Long Island FQHC WIC Program, Long Island Pre-K Initiative, Nassau BOCES, Nassau County Department of Health Division of Maternal Child Health, Nassau Library System, Northwell Health, Northwell Health Visits-Family Connects Long Island, NYS Council on Children and Families, Postpartum Resource Center of New York, QUALITYStarsNY, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook WIC, Suffolk County Department of Health Early Intervention, Suffolk County Executive

 

Latest News

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 . . .
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Help Me Grow – Long Island 2020 Highlights

2020 in Numbers Expanded Partnerships in 2020 With support from Help Me Grow National, we strengthened our relationship with the Stony Brook Hospital Women, . . .
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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 . . .
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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