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What We Do

Docs for Tots fosters connections between young children’s doctors, policymakers, early childhood practitioners, and other stakeholders. We take a two-pronged approach to improving children’s health and chances of success, simultaneously promoting: 1) Policy innovation; and 2) Practice transformation.

POLICY INNOVATION

To create comprehensive systems that support children’s healthy development, Docs for Tots:

  • Brings doctor’s expertise to the early childhood policy arena
  • Builds a network of doctors to support policy improvements
  • Educates the public, policy makers and others about the importance of investments in early childhood

PRACTICE TRANSFORMATION

To ensure that doctors and other professionals who work with young children have all the tools they need to allow children to thrive, Docs for Tots:

  • Develops and shares information to improve medical practice for the youngest children
  • Connects doctors to community early childhood resources
  • Creates and shares essential resources for medical educators
  • Provides technical assistance to professionals across multiple disciplines who work with young children

Latest News

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 . . .
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Docs for Tots is Hiring: PT Office Assistant

May 2021 Docs for Tots is hiring! Share with your networks!To apply: Please email a one-page resume and cover letter to robin@docsfortots.org with Office . . .
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Docs for Tots is Hiring: Spanish-speaking Family Resource Specialist

Temporary full-time position July-December 2021, with possibility of extension Help Me Grow – Long Island Family Resource Specialist The Help Me Grow – Long . . .
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In large part, science has shown us how to best support the health and development of our youngest children – we need to start doing it.

Liz Isakson, MD, FAAP, Executive Director, Docs for Tots