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
Our ability to develop meaningful relationships is an essential part of our social and emotional development. Take a moment to reflect on a meaningful relationship in your life.
Happy September! It’s fall, that time of transition and change when the blogs and newsletters are all about fresh starts and clean slates. However, this is not that kind of message. In fact, this is a message about bringing your whole self with you, baggage and all, into this new school year.
Children’s Institute (CI) always enjoys ramping up our work as the summer wanes. It is at that time that our team gets to reconnect with school staff and youth and focus on our mission: Joining together to raise every child’s complete wellbeing and our vision: Supportive communities where every family can raise children who thrive as they live, learn, and play.