Partner with us to help 0-to-5’s thrive

Docs for Tots works with parents, practitioners, providers, and policymakers to make sure every New York child 0-to-5 years old, can access the high-quality services they need to reach their potential.

A strong first five can create a strong forever. We can make sure New York’s youngest have the high-quality care they deserve. Together.

Did you know that 90% of brain development happens by a tot’s fifth birthday? The first five years of a child’s life can lay the foundation for lifelong health and success!
For too many families in New York—whether because of location, poverty, or systemic inequity—access to vital services for their under-five child is out of reach.

Docs for Tots believes every child under five deserves the chance to reach their full potential. Working together—from community to congress members—we can ensure New York’s 0-to-5s thrive for their whole lives.

Connect with Docs for Tots!

Early childhood provider, practitioner, or other professional serving tots under 5?

Let’s discuss screening, TA, and support for your families.

Parent, guardian, or caregiver of a child under five years old?

Help Me Grow Long Island is your link to free resources and support—for you and your tot!

Policymaker, legislator, or advocate for New York’s youngest?

Together, we can inform data-backed policies that prioritize 0-to-5 year olds.

Supporter of a stronger future for New York’s youngest?

Make a tax-deductible
donation to Docs for Tots that will make a life-long difference.

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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