Tag Archives: early childhood

Calling All Wyandanch Parents!

In collaboration with NYSCHECK we are looking for parent ambassadors (of young children ages 0-5) in the Wyandanch area to join our Photovoice project. This project aims to provide you with a platform to highlight the environmental challenges in your …
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Jan Barbieri to be honored with Child Care Champion Award at Docs for Tots 20th Anniversary Celebration

Docs for Tots is thrilled to present the Child Care Champion Award to Jan Barbieri, who served as Executive Director of Child Care Council of Nassau 2001-2020, and was at the organization for 33 years. A true champion for children …
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Sonia Manzano to be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at Docs for Tots 20th Anniversary Celebration

At the Docs for Tots 20th Anniversary celebration in NYC on November 9th, 2023 Docs for Tots will award Sonia Manzano with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her many years focused on causes related to early childhood, addressing issues related …
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Help Me Grow Long Island 4th Annual Report Released

The Help Me Grow Long Island 4th Annual Report  “Building Connection – Measuring Impact” is a snapshot into the challenges and opportunities families faced in providing for and supporting their young children prenatal to age 5 in the past year and proposes …
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Promoting Social Emotional Development and Early Childhood Mental Health in Young Children

A Roadmap for Long Island In October of 2021 three institutions dedicated to the health and well-being of children declared a National Emergency in Children’s Mental Health. Help Me Grow – Long Island’s latest report “Promoting Social Emotional Development and …
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Docs for Tots in 2021

Making Best Practice Everyday Practice in Support of Young Kids Help Me Grow – Long Island, a regional partnership promoting early childhood development, rose to the unprecedented challenges of COVID in 2020, doubling the number of vulnerable families aided and …
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Webinar on Centering the Family Experience: What does it mean for Preschool Special Education access across the state?

Webinar Summary Help Me Grow Long Island was thrilled to partner with Education Trust New York and Kids Can’t Wait Campaign to get the word out regarding the recent report Centering the Family Experience: Implications for Long Island Early Childhood …
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HMG-LI Report: Centering the Family Experience

IMPLICATIONS FOR LONG ISLAND’S EARLY CHILDHOOD SYSTEM A follow up to Help Me Grow Long Island’s May 2021 report, this October 2021 report explores families’ experiences with Help Me Grow – Long Island through qualitative analysis. Importantly, feedback from families …
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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 every day can spend 40 hours a week with their provider during a very critical time …
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The Value of Community Partnerships

by Fabella Decema, Docs for Tots HMG-LI Family Resource Specialist Partnerships are an important component of community advocacy efforts. There are so many reasons why community partnerships are effective. I would like to start with an African proverb: “If you …
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March Newsletter

Did you get a chance to see our recent Newsletter? Check out to see our March Newsletter! . . .
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Calling All Wyandanch Parents!

In collaboration with NYSCHECK we are looking for parent ambassadors (of young children ages 0-5) in the Wyandanch area to join our Photovoice project. . . .
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February Edition

Leap into Spring and check out some exciting articles! In case you missed it, here is our February Newsletter . . .
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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