This video series is intended to become a part of each "well-child" visit attended by parents and children from birth - 5 years of age.
It is being created by some of the nation's top pediatric medical professionals in partnership with leading early childhood heath care and development organizations.
The Mount Sinai Parenting Center, located within Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, aims to transform the way pediatric healthcare is delivered by maximizing opportunities to promote strong parent-child relationships and early child development within everyday healthcare interactions. Through provider training, environmental transformation and pioneering research, our easily scalable programming will leverage the healthcare space to reach families in the earliest years. Learn More.
ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the family and community connections critical to their well-being and development. Healthy connections help build babies’ brains.
The Brazelton Touchpoints Center is based in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. Together with families, providers and communities, the Brazelton Touchpoints Center develops and applies knowledge of early childhood development to practice and policy through professional and organizational development, evaluation, advocacy and awareness and serving as a resource for proven practices. Learn More.
HealthySteps, a program of ZERO TO THREE, is an evidence-based, team-based pediatric primary care program that promotes the health, well-being and school readiness of babies and toddlers, with an emphasis on families living in low-income communities. Our goal is to serve more than 1 million young children and families by 2032.
Reach Out and Read is 501(c)3 nonprofit that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.
Leslie Priscilla Arreola-Hillenbrand
Founder & Certified Parent Coach, Latinx Parenting
Mariel Benjamin, LCSW
Director of Programs, Mount Sinai Parenting Center
Teaching Assistant, Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Misty Boyd, PhD
Clinical Psychologist and Hofanti Chokma Young Child Wellness Expert, Chickasaw Nation Department of Health
Cat Davis - Writer / Co-Producer
Staff Writer (KC Undercover, Step it Up)
Documentary Producer (Save the Children, Robin Hood)
Nia Heard-Garris, MD, MSc
Pediatrician & Physician Investigator, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Nevin Heard, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Counseling, Roosevelt University
Blair Hammond, MD
Co-Founding Director and Director of Medical Education, Mount Sinai Parenting Center
Benjamin Hoffman, MD, FAAP CPST-I
Professor of Pediatrics, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital & Oregon Health and Science University
Director of the Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
Medical Director, Tom Sargent Safety Center
Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Injury Violence and Poison Prevention
Director of the Community Pediatrics Training Initiative
Manuel Jimenez, MD, MS, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Family Medicine and Community Health, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Director of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Education, Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
Attending Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician, Children’s Specialized Hospital
Laura Krug, LCSW
Director of Training and Technical Assistance, HealthySeps
Senior Parent Advisor, Mount Sinai Hospital
Senior Manager of Parenting Resources, Zero to Three
Nicole Lang, MD
Founder, President and CEO of Washington Pediatric Associates & Premier Pediatric Concierge Care
Assistant Professor of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine
Keetin Mayakara - Producer
Producer (Free Solo, It Comes at Night, Robin Hood)
Scott Peterman - Writer/Director/Producer
Documentary Filmmaker (Robin Hood, Save the Children)
Creative Director (Nike, Twitter, WarnerMedia, Bon Jovi)
Rebecca Parlakian, MA, Ed.
Senior Director of Programs, Zero to Three
Aliza Pressman, PhD
Co-Founding Director and Director of Clinical Programming, Mount Sinai Parenting Center
Clinical Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Sarah Price, MPH
Senior Health Educator, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Carrie Quinn, MD
Executive Director, Mount Sinai Parenting Center
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Joshua D. Sparrow, MD
Executive Director, Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of General Academic Pediatrics
Executive Director, Kraft Center for Community Health
Conrad Taff Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Pediatrics,
Harvard Medical School
Nikki Shearman, PhD
Chief of Strategic Initiatives, Reach Out and Read