RCN Parents

"Quality child care is an absolute essential requirement for dual working parents. Knowing that your child is in a safe, healthy environment as well as a nurturing one is so important. RCN has great day care programs and allows us to work with a sense of well-being."

"Our son and daughter both grew so much due to your caring and attentive staff as well as through your enriched educational programs"

"In my opinion RCN is Rochester's best-kept secret in Early Childhood Learning and Development."

"RCN's great day care has helped my son's social skills, speaking and learning to clean up!"


Toddler & Preschool Programs

Rochester Childfirst Network, staffed by a trustworthy, caring, professional staff, provides a variety of age appropriate activities and materials, which enable each child to explore and discover early childhood concepts in a secure and stimulating environment.

Our focus is to provide child care programs that value and support each child's learning and development. At the same time, we are committed to providing quality physical care. We believe that children develop best when they are actively involved in their environment.

Our toddlers and pre-schoolers have an active role in choosing their activities. They learn to play cooperatively with others. Our program encourages respect for the feelings and possessions of others. Above all, we strive to foster within our children positive self-concepts and feelings of worth, as well as pride in their accomplishments.


Skills, Concepts & Activities Introduced

Toddler Program

  • Blocks
  • Body parts
  • Playdough
  • Puppets
  • Puzzles
  • Outdoor play
  • Matching & sorting
  • Music & singing
  • Sharing
  • Painting, pasting,
  • Books
  • Finger play
  • Independent play
  • Language activities
  • Small muscle activities
  • Sand & water play
  • Separation from parent  

Pre-School Program

  • Alphabet recognition
  • Body parts
  • Categorization skills
  • Clean up after self
  • Color recognition
  • Cooking
  • Counting
  • Cutting, pasting, drawing
  • Days of the week
  • Field trips
  • Following directions
  • Language Development
  • Large Muscle Development
  • Learning to make choices
  • Stories
  • Table Manners
  • Listening
  • Making Friends
  • Measuring
  • Months of the year
  • Music
  • Name recognition & writing
  • Opposites
  • Outdoor Play
  • Painting
  • Puzzles
  • Resting & Relaxing
  • Role-playing & pretending
  • Seriation & sequencing
  • Shape Recognition
  • Learning to make choices
  • Taking turns & sharing
  • Water & sand play