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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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Help Me Grow – Long Island 2020 Highlights

2020 in Numbers Expanded Partnerships in 2020 With support from Help Me Grow National, we strengthened our relationship with the Stony Brook Hospital Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) sites, resulting in a 400% increase in referrals for mothers with young …
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Addressing Basic Needs and COVID Challenges

2020 Highlights 2020 has presented challenges for many families with young children worldwide. Docs for Tots has been fortunate to be able to continue our work on Long Island and in NYS throughout the pandemic, having the technical capabilities in …
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Docs for Tots is Hiring!

March 2021 UPDATE Docs for Tots is hiring an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant – part-time Spanish speaker. Please share with your networks! Organizational Description: Docs for Tots’ mission is to bring together children’s doctors and communities to promote practices, policies …
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Docs for Tots is Hiring!

Docs for Tots is hiring! Share with your networks! November 2020 Position has been filled. Thanks for your interest!

Some Districts Introduce Online Registration Amidst the Pandemic

by Rose Marie Paul, HMG-LI Family Resource Specialist To meet safety guidelines due to the current pandemic, more and more school districts on Long Island are moving towards online registration for families entering Pre-K and Kindergarten. Families seeking services for …
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Help Me Grow – Long Island and the Allied Foundation to distribute 100,000+ diapers to Long Island Families

In partnership with the Allied Foundation Diaper Bank, Help Me Grow – Long Island will donate 100,800 diapers to provide immediate relief for Long Island families struggling to afford diapers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The diapers are secured through a …
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#CountAllKids – It’s not too late to complete your 2020 Census!

The 2020 Census MUST be completed byTHE NEWLY REVISED DEADLINE OF OCTOBER 15th! GET COUNTED TODAY!!!! You no longer have until 10/31 to complete it.  Contact Help Me Grow – Long Island for assistance today! Call: 516-548-8924Email: info@hmgli.org ¡Se habla español!Nou pale …
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Reflections on Racism and Early Childhood

by Dr. Elizabeth Isakson, Executive Director, Docs for Tots Edward Deming once said: “Every system is perfectly designed to get the result it gets.” At Docs for Tots we know that far too often, families and young children struggle to …
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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Lives of Families with Young Children

  by Melissa Passarelli, Docs for Tots Director of Programs COVID-19 has affected the entire world, but has been most dangerous to those with underlying conditions: not only in the most literal sense of health, but so too for those …
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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