Get Ready to GROW bus for community screenings
Children’s Institute recently designed and equipped a bus for our “Get Ready to GROW’ program and is providing developmental screening for young children throughout the Finger Lakes region. Thanks to funding from FLPPS (Finger Lakes Performing Provider System) and partnerships with many community organizations, the GROW bus will allow us to reach families in a variety of settings to support young children’s healthy development. www.GetReadyToGROW.org
We stand and speak for racial justice and public health equity - together
Children’s Institute is committed to work towards the elimination of systemic and institutional racism, individual racism, and implicit bias. We don't stand silent. Silent isn't neutral. We stand and speak for racial justice and public health equity – together. Families with children in communities of color demand allies who support, understand, recognize, and transform personal discomfort into decisive action that promotes lasting change around these inequities. Visit the Racism and Social Justice page for more information and resources
COVID-19 Resources for Families
Children’s Institute knows that children’s social emotional health is greatly impacted by times of anxiety and the recent news about COVID-19. Visit our resources page on how to share information such as this with young children as well as other useful topics to help children and their families navigate through the current situation.
PLEASE NOTE: You can continue to reach any Children's Institute staff member by calling 585-295-1000 or through email. We are working at this time from home offices and will respond in a timely manner.
Guess who is popping up in parks around the county this summer? Our ‘Get Ready to GROW’ bus, in partnership with the Monroe County Library!
As if parenting young children isn’t hard enough. Add the pandemic, remote learning for preschoolers, all kinds of added stress and we know that parents could use a celebration of all they’ve been through.
As we plan for our respective acknowledgments of Juneteeth, and our government confirms it as a national holiday, I have been thinking about how we each have been introduced to this part of our country's history, and the different ways that key events in Black history are communicated in our families and educational environments.
These are the moments.
Childhood is a series of moments when a little help can go a very long way. These are the moments that set the course for a lifetime of health, productivity, and even joy. And these are the moments that determine a community's future. Subscribe today to stay up-to-date with the programs, training, and initiatives at Children's Institute.