Announcing 24th Annual Report on Continuous Improvement in Rochester’s Pre-K System
Children’s Institute, in partnership with the Rochester City School District Office of Early Childhood, is pleased to announce the publication of the twenty-fourth annual report of the Rochester Early Childhood Assessment Partnership (RECAP). This publication marks the thirtieth anniversary of the formation of the Rochester Early Childhood Assessment Partnership.
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
The Get Ready to GROW bus - Serving community and partners
Young children in the City of Rochester and surrounding region now have access to free developmental checks, or screenings, that can help families better understand their child’s strengths and possible needs for healthy development. Only 20-30% of children with health, behavioral, and development problems are identified and receive appropriate interventions prior to entering school. Learn more about Get Ready to GROW
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
Last weekend, I gathered with lay faith members of communities across Rochester with whom I have gathered monthly for a year. It was our final class. We were celebrating our accomplishments together as a community that cares about mental health, in this intentional learning community of Renewing of the Mind’s (RoM).
Children’s Institute's former student intern, Victoire Alleluia Shenge, and CI Executive Director, Ann Marie White, virtually presented their community-based participatory research project at the 2022 International Systems Dynamic Conference: "Interdependencies of Faith and Mental Health among Black Millennials in a US City."