Announcing a new resource for PreK-2nd Grade Teachers
Through curated teaching tools, children’s books, articles, videos, and podcasts, this resource supports PreK-2nd grade staff in the use of, and adherence to the New York State Department of Education’s Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework (CRSEF). It provides resources for how to implement the framework’s grounding principles and practices throughout the day including during mornings and transitions, reading and ELA, science, math, special areas, and social-emotional learning time. Read more
Get Ready to GROW community awareness campaign launch
On Thursday, August 19, 2021, Children’s Institute hosted a special press conference to launch a community awareness campaign aimed at increasing important developmental screenings for children in our community. At the press conference speakers highlighted the impact Get Ready to Grow comprehensive screenings can have on child development and share new campaign messaging, as well as parent and provider perspectives on the impact early detection and service provision can have on our community’s children and families. www.GetReadyToGROW.org
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.
Help make the holidays brighter for the schools and childcare centers that we support!
We'd like to pay tribute to Mary L. Consler, a former board member and champion of the work of Children's Institute, who passed away on October 25, 2021.
The practice of Cultural Humility continues to be at the core of the work at Children's Institute.
These are the moments.
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