Learn the Signs. Act Early. (LTSAE)

Docs for Tots’ Director of Programs, Melissa Passarelli, is the new CDC Act Early Ambassador for New York State! She recently attended a training at the Centers for Disease Control headquarters in Atlanta to learn about how to use this public health campaign to promote developmental milestones in the early years.

Act Early Ambassadors expand the reach of the Learn the Signs. Act Early. program and support their respective state’s work toward improving early identification of developmental delays and disabilities.

Since 2011, professionals with medical, child development, developmental disability, special education, and early intervention expertise have been selected to

  • Serve as a state or territorial point-of-contact for the national “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program;
  • Support the work of Act Early Teams and other state/territorial or national initiatives to improve early identification of developmental delay and disability; and
  • Promote the adoption and integration of “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” resources into systems that serve young children and their families.

As an Act Early Ambassador, Melissa will continue to promote developmental milestones and early identification among families and providers across New York State!

Review the CDC’s Developmental Milestones and access the CDC’s Milestone Tracker App below.

CDCs Milestone tracker app


Latest News

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 . . .
Read More

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 . . .
Read More

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 . . .
Read More

Quality early childhood education settings have great potential to transform our nation’s health.

Dina Lieser, MD, FAAP