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.
Community Check-In Conversation Series
Join us and others in our community to simply listen, support, and connect. The series is a virtual community discussion intended to foster human connection and inform our anticipation of needs as we navigate an unprecedented time. Read more
GROW-Rochester: Early childhood developmental readiness
Children’s Institute’s GROW program is breaking new ground by screening all three-year-old children in the city of Rochester to address potential health and developmental concerns prior to enrolling in Kindergarten. Learn more and view a GROW video that shows the program in action and the importance of screening young children.
My name is Falastin Ibrahim. I was born and raised in Rochester, New York. I am a junior at Nazareth college; majoring in social work with a minor in child and family development.
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