Solutions for Parents

You know how much your tot is growing and changing daily! And, we know that the years 0-5 are among the most critical for your child’s future health. In the first five years of kids’ lives, their brains develop connections faster than at any other time!

There are so many opportunities to support your child’s development every day: from your daily interactions with your child, to ensuring that your children are linked with high quality health care providers, to seeking high quality early care and education, to nurturing your own well-being. Docs for Tots works to support you with resources, tools, and opportunities to promote your power as an advocate for your child’s well-being and healthy development.

You want your child to grow up happy and healthy. Connect with Docs for Tots today and be the voice of parents partnering with doctors – for all young children.

Help Me Grow – Long Island

Connect with Help Me Grow – Long Island for FREE assistance accessing services and support
(for parents of children 0-5 on Long Island)

Contact Us for more information

Bright by Text

Sign up for Bright  by Text for age specific recommendations and resources
(for all caregivers of children 0-8)

Learn more about this FREE resource

Developmental Screening

Do an online screen with your child to celebrate milestones and address concerns early (for Long Island parents of children 0-5)

Complete a FREE developmental screen
Check out our early childhood resources for families
  • Know what a powerful role you play in your child’s life and how important first relationships are
  • Recognize yourself as an advocate for your child: use your knowledge, passion and experience to promote your child’s development
  • Be educated about quality child care, medical care and other opportunities to promote your child’s development
  • Take care of yourself!
  • Explore our priority issues and connect with our community

Latest News

A donation to Docs for Tots on #GivingTuesday is an investment in a stronger future for New York.

Help Me Grow Long Island, one initiative overseen by Docs for Tots, gives kids a strong foundation in their first five years of life . . .
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October Newsletter

Check out our newsletter and see what we’re up to! In case you missed it – here is our October Newsletter. See what we’re . . .
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HMG Supported as Primary Prevention Program – lunch & learn follow-up

Thanks to all those that participated in the October 20 Lunch & Learn virtual event presented by Help Me Grow New York State (HMG . . .
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What happens during the first months and years of life sets either a sturdy or fragile stage for what follows.

Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development