Our Locations:
Main Campus
RCN Southwedge

941 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620 
Phone: 585-473-2858 

RCN Center City
250 E. Main Street
Suite 110
Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: 585-397-7660


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NEW! 2015 Golf brochure...Sponsors, golfers, prizes needed.



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RCN’s 8th Annual Mad Hatter’s Tea Party & Holiday Fashion Show at Country Club of Rochester, in memory of Linde Klein, was another success!

Many thanks to all who supported the event; sponsors Fieldtex Products Inc., Forte Capital, and Cobblestone Capital Advisors. We’d also like to thank all of the attendees, volunteers, and donors who made it all possible.

With your help, we raised more than $20,000!



Thank you to all of our Charmed by Charity supporters! With your help, we raised more than $850.


We are now accepting infants at our South Ave. location. Call us for more information at (585) 473-2858


To read our current Children's Program Newsletter, click here.


RCN is keeping our children SAFE: A Note to Parents & Families.


RCN & UPK are in the news!


To view RCN's 2013-2014 Annual Report, click here.


Thank You 2013-2014 Foundations and Grantors

Brighter Days 
CarMax Rochester
Children's Institute, Inc., 
Daisy Marquis Jones 
Glover-Crask                          Charitable Fund
Office of Refugee                     Resettlement
Rochester Area Community      Foundation
Rochester's Child
Social Justice Council of the     First Unitarian Church
The Greater Rochester            Health Foundation
The Wilson Foundation




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TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF RCN South Wedge location!

RCN (South Wedge Location) provides innovative direct services to children through accredited Early Education Child Care Programs - great location near downtown Rochester NY, Brighton and Henrietta.

RCN (Center City): RCN Center City** is located in the beautifully restored Sibley Building in Downtown Rochester. We are within walking distance from The Strong museum of play, and have aligned our program with the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education.  

RCN Center City is now open and taking enrollments. Call 473-2858 for a tour! Spaces are limited, so call today.

**At this site, we provide high-quality care for infants 6 weeks through 5 years old.

RCN reaches over 2,500 children though Family Child Care services.

  • Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) registration
  • Training required by state licensing 
  • Health and Safety classes in English and Spanish
  • Child Development Workshops

Our Mission:

Rochester Childfirst Network is a not-for-profit agency dedicated to advancing the quality of early education and care in Western New York, through leadership, advocacy, and innovative direct services to children.

Our Vision:
Our vision is that every child grows up safe and strong, able to achieve his or her full potential.

RCN advocates at local, state, and national levels for quality Early Education and Care practices for ALL children.


Corporate Compliance

It is the policy of Rochester Childfirst Network to comply with required federal, state and local laws and regulations. It is also our policy to strictly follow the Code of Ethics adopted by the Board of Directors and the President and CEO.

We have always been and remain committed to our responsibility to conduct our business affairs with integrity based on sound ethical and moral standards. We will hold our employees, volunteers, anyone involved with the mission of RCN to the same standards.

Our Corporate Compliance Plan is available here for download.