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
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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

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June 2024 Newsletter

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ASAPP- Advancing Support for Assistant Providers Pilot

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