The Pyramid Model, Part I

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.—John Wooden RCN has embraced the Pyramid Model as its guiding star in educating the children under our care. Over the next several issues of the RCN Newsletter, we’ll examine what the Model is, how it informs our activities and how it will benefit our […] Read More

“Dr. Bob” Returns to RCN

“Dr. Bob” Returns to RCN A familiar face recently returned to Rochester Childfirst Network. Former board member Dr. Robert Lustig volunteers weekly at RCN because “I still love working with kids.” “I got into the field of child psychology working at the old Rochester Youth Detention Center,” he said. “I knew there had to be a […] 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

RCN Implementing Teaching Pyramid

We were very excited to welcome Dr. Rob Corso, Executive Director of The Pyramid Model Consortium, to conduct an online training on Friday, June 26th at RCN and to welcome him to Rochester, NY for a special in person training of the Pyramid Model on August 24th and 25th. This exciting professional development session kicks off […] Read More

What is Nurturing Communities?

Shaz and Tashuwa at Nurturing Communities
RCN Center City offers Nurturing Communities, a program that works with other community agencies to help break the cycle of poverty.  This program is aimed at mothers of young children who are enrolled in RCN’s Center City early education center and who receive assistance from Monroe County Department of Human Services. Participants are selected because […] Read More

A Message from Lynn Lubecki and Wendy Lehmann

Although adults often use New Year’s Eve as a time of reflection, those of us who are lucky to have children in our lives place more significance on June as a milestone on the calendar. The culmination of a school year is cause for celebration and an opportunity for well-earned praise on completing a year-long […] Read More