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A commitment to the healthy development of young children is a goal we can all agree on. Please consider making a donation to help us reach our vision.

Your support makes a difference! Studies show that, on average, for every $1 invested in Social and Emotional Learning programming, there is a return of $11.

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Help make the holidays brighter for the schools and childcare centers that we support!

Is your family, company, or department looking for a holiday project that will support children? We would love you to hold a holiday collection drive for us! Children’s Institute supports teachers and childcare workers with programs and services for young children’s social-emotional health and wellbeing. We are collecting the following items for our programs in schools and childcare centers:

  • Blocks (wooden or foam), Legos, and Lincoln Logs
  • Play kitchen accessories
  • Construction paper, markers, and crayons
  • Doll families (with sensitivity to different ethnicities)
  • Tubes of dinosaurs, animals, insects, or other collections
  • Stickers for ages 3-5

You can order on Amazon* and have it delivered directly to our office at:
Children's Institute
274 N. Goodman Street, Suite D103
Rochester, NY 14607

Or contact charper [at] childrensinstitute.net (Cindy Harper) at (585) 295-1000 x237 to schedule a time to drop-off toys.

*Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Log in to AmazonSmile using your normal Amazon account. Choose Children’s Institute as your charity.


For assistance or further information, contact:
charper [at] childrensinstitute.net (Cindy Harper, MBA)
Senior Development Manager
(877) 888-7647, ext. 237