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Webinar on Centering the Family Experience: What does it mean for Preschool Special Education access across the state?

Webinar Summary Help Me Grow Long Island was thrilled to partner with Education Trust New York and Kids Can’t Wait Campaign to get the word out regarding the recent report Centering the Family Experience: Implications for Long Island Early Childhood …
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HMG-LI Report: Centering the Family Experience

IMPLICATIONS FOR LONG ISLAND’S EARLY CHILDHOOD SYSTEM A follow up to Help Me Grow Long Island’s May 2021 report, this October 2021 report explores families’ experiences with Help Me Grow – Long Island through qualitative analysis. Importantly, feedback from families …
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Promoting child development across New York during the pandemic

Report released by Docs for Tots and the Schuyler Center The NY Acts project, a Centers for Disease Control (CDC)-funded project led by Docs for Tots, worked to increase the capacity to coordinate statewide efforts around developmental promotion and early …
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HMG-LI Year 2 Report Webinar Summary

On June 17th Help Me Grow-Long Island hosted a webinar presenting our second annual report “Help Me Grow Long Island: Meeting family needs during COVID and beyond.” Melissa Passarelli, Director of Programs, started this event by introducing HMG-LI, the importance …
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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 2020 Our 2nd annual report highlights expansion to new communities, successful connection to services for vulnerable …
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BRITE Child Care – Participant spotlight

Building Relationships in Infant Toddler Early Education As part of Project BRITE, our Infant Toddler Mental Health Consultants have worked with Family/Group Family providers in Queens and Nassau Counties. Staff at Kernall Family Childcare in Cambria Heights participated in this …
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BRITE Child Care – Participant spotlight

Building Relationships in Infant Toddler Early Education As part of Project BRITE, our Infant Toddler Mental Health Consultant Dalila has worked with Family/Group Family providers in Queens and Nassau Counties. Staff at Learn and Grow Child Care in Levittown participated …
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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 2,200 developmental and social emotional screens completed as part of Help Me Grow – Long Island, via our Centralized Access Point and our screening partners 170,000 diapers distributed (and counting!) with HMG-LI bags and materials, plus census reminders, in conjunction with the …
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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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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