Children's Institute stands with our community as we in Rochester and across our country face the tragic consequences of violence arising from ongoing structural racism.
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.
Anti-racism is central to a mission to support children's wellbeing, including their social and emotional development; Children’s Institute is committed to placing it there.
Everyone at Children’s Institute was saddened to learn about the unexpected passing of David Carsel on July 16th. David worked for Children Awaiting Parents whose offices are within Children’s Institute’s space.
Children’s Institute works with over 200 early childhood classrooms in the Rochester City School District through our RECAP program. One aspect of RECAP is training and classroom program observations for three- and four-year-old students in EPK and UPK classrooms using the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, Third Edition (ECERS-3) to measure program quality. ECERS-3 is a comprehensive tool outlining requirements for best practices in early childhood classrooms.