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 and is connected to United Way of Long Island’s 2-1-1 phone system.

Info for families with kids 0-5
Info for medical and child care providers that work with kids 0-5

To use Help Me Grow – Long Island:

Important Materials:

Help Me Grow – Long Island is a proud partner of Bright By Text! Bright by Text is a national parent text service that helps parents and caregivers make the most out of the time with their children. Messages illustrate fun and easy activities, providing positive parenting tips and resources, and even video content to guide a child’s development.  Learn more and sign up.

Help Me Grow – Long Island Leadership Team:

Catholic Health Services of Long Island, CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early Ambassador (NY), 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 and Human Services, Sun River Health, 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, QUALITYstarsNY, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook WIC, Suffolk County Department of Health Early Intervention, Suffolk County Executive, United Way of Long Island


Promoting Social Emotional Development and Early Childhood Mental Health
January 2022

Help Me Grow – Long Island
2nd Annual Report – PART 2
October 2021

Help Me Grow – Long Island
2nd Annual Report – PART 1
May 2021

Help Me Grow – Long Island
First Annual Report
April 2020

Latest News

January 2024 Newsletter

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Help Me Grow Long Island Focus Group Report

In 2023, two focus groups were completed, one in English and one in Spanish with a total of 10 parents. All participants had worked . . .
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December 2023 Newsletter

Check out our December 2023 Newsletter and see what we’ve been up 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