What We Do

Docs For Tots focuses on improving the quality of care and services that kids 0-5 receive by:

  • helping parents access services for their kids
  • partnering with clinics, hospitals, childcare and other agencies to help them implement and adopt best practices
  • educating policymakers on how their policies can best meet kids’ needs

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

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

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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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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