Our Early Childhood services give young children the advantages they need to succeed in school. We provide them and their day care providers with the tools and resources necessary for positive growth and development. Programs and services include:
The Family Day Care Satellite works collaboratively with several agencies within the City of Rochester, known as the Family Childcare Satellite Network (FCCSN), to administer the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This program reimburses day care providers for nutritious meals and snacks served to children in their care. Program staff recruit, enroll, and monitor the sites of participating providers to ensure compliance with CACFP guidelines and provide support to maintain compliance.
EIP provides local day care providers (home day care and child care centers) training classes on topics consistent with the knowledge required by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services for the maintenance of a license to operate a childcare center. These topics include, but are not limited to, Health and Safety, Administering Medication, and Creating Lesson Plans. In addition to providing training, the staff works closely to assist new providers to meet the guidelines for licensing. Tuition assistance is provided, in-part or fully, for licensed providers through the State University of New York.
The Learning Center focuses on providing children four and five years old the academic and social / emotional preparation necessary for entering kindergarten.
Recruitment is open to children that live in the City of Rochester and will be four by December 1st of the year enrolled. Special emphasis is given to recruitment of children that participate in home-based childcare services with the goal of supporting the provider in preparing children for kindergarten. Transportation is provided to and from their home or childcare provider. Universal Pre-K is funded in-part by The Rochester City School District. For more information on our UPK program: http://www.rcsdk12.org/Page/28797
Children ages 4-5 years participate in a full day "Kids Adventure" camp program. Children participate in a variety of exploratory activities that are designed to help children retain what they learned in school during the academic year and expose them to new information. Each week has a different theme and all activities are constructed around it. There is at least one field trip away from the site each week. The staff to child ratio is 1:8. Meals are included in the cost of registration.
For additional information on any of our Early Childhood programs and services, contact 585-336-4697.