"New Collaboration Aims To Advance Early Childhood Development"
Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital has partnered with the Bezos Family Foundation and Vroom, the foundation's early learning program. "In a child's early years, the brain makes more than 1 million neural connections on average each second, which means every moment you spend with a child is an opportunity for brain-building activities," said Carrie Quinn, MD, assistant clinical professor of pediatrics and general pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Interactions with parents can shape how children learn and achieve success in school, work and relationships. And they also can have an effect on health and wellness. "The hospital clinics are saturated with signage featuring easy-to-read messaging that prompts everyone to think about how they can make these interactions more meaningful, whether that is a parent in a waiting room, a pediatrician doing a consultation, or a security guard, who is the first to greet families and typically the last person to say goodbye,” said Aliza Pressman, MD, co-Founding director of the center and director of clinical programming. "Mount Sinai has long recognized that the health of any child goes well beyond the immediate concerns that families present with and that we must always be holistic in our approach to facilitate their development and put them on a path of lifelong well-being," said Kenneth Davis, president and CEO of Mount Sinai Health System.
— Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President, CEO, Mount Sinai Health System
— Carrie Quinn, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, General Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Executive Director, Mount Sinai Parenting Center
— Aliza W. Pressman, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, Co-Founding Director, Director, Clinical Programming, Mount Sinai Parenting Center