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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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)

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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


Andrea Johnston

Senior Parent Advisor, Mount Sinai Hospital


Kathy Kinsner

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)

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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

Co-Founder, SeedlingsGroup

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

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Nikki Shearman, PhD

Chief of Strategic Initiatives, Reach Out and Read

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