Summer Exposure To The Arts Enhances Literacy

She didn’t know it, but this summer was going to be life changing for Tayla Scott.  A visiting Kuumba* teaching artist introduced Tayla to poetry and poetry resonated with her.  The artist noticed this and spent time encouraging Tayla’s interest in poetry.  Tayla began seeking poetry books and reading more.  Her confidence increased so much […] Read More

Rochester Childfirst Network—Leading the Way into 2016!

We in the nonprofit world tend to be inwardly-focused. And that’s a good thing. By constantly referring back to our mission statement, we keep our focus squarely on our kids. But, what about the world outside of RCN? Rochester Childfirst Network is a recognized leader in local, regional and national conversations on early childhood education. […] Read More

Elliot’s Story

The first day of Kindergarten is a scary time for parents. Our son Elliot has Down Syndrome and faced a long journey to be ready for that big day. But thanks to Rochester Childfirst Network, we’re confident he’s ready to take that next big step. Literally taking any steps was a big obstacle for Elliot. […] Read More

#ROCtheDay Raises $4,606! Thank you!

We received $2,106 in donations for #ROCtheDay and our anonymous donor gave us the full $2,500 match, bringing our total to $4,606. It’s because of your donations and spreading the word on Facebook by sharing our posts that we were able to make this happen. Your efforts and generosity mean we’ll be able to purchase […] Read More