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

Job Posting: Program Manager, Quality Improvement Initiatives

Position Description: The Program Manager will oversee and coordinate the day-to-day operations of Docs for Tots Quality Improvement (QI) programs, including Help Me Grow . . .
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Job Posting: Implementation Specialist

updated May 2022 Implementation Specialist Description: Docs for Tots is seeking an Implementation Specialist to contribute to our team as we facilitate quality improvement . . .
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Help Me Grow Long Island Spring Open House

Join us for any portion of the evening to network with community members and meet the Help Me Grow Long Island leadership team and . . .
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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