summerLEAP Program Sites: Early PreK (EPK) & Universal PreK (UPK)
Ibero Early Childhood Services
Ibero Early Childhood Services Center at 777 Clifford Avenue offers an award-winning program that serves as a local model. With a parent engagement rate of 95 percent and the high attendance record for children under 5, both local and national leaders come to us for research and guidance.
Children as young as six-weeks-old through the age of four prepare for school with direct hands-on support from our experienced bilingual and bicultural staff. Together, they work on developing their motor skills, establishing regular reading habits, socialization, and health and wellness.
Staff also work with parents to help them identify and achieve goals for themselves and their entire family. We also collaborate with a strong on-site PTA to fully engage parents in all aspects of their children’s education, including the interview process and the planning of activities and workshops.
Oregon Leopold Day Care Center
Oregon Leopold is a non-profit organization that has been serving the early childhood community since 1971. After operating a nursery school for five years, the members of St. Simon’s Episcopal Church decided to open a child care center based on expressed parental needs in the community.
We serve the Northeast portion in the city of Rochester, but any city resident can apply.
We offer free EPK and UPK programs through the Rochester City School District during the school year and offer Summer Leap through the Greater Rochester Learning Association during the summer for six weeks for EPK and UPK children. We also have a before and after school program, plus a summer program for children 5-12 years old; for families that are eligible through Monroe County DHS or private pay.
Rochester Childfirst Network
The Rochester Childfirst Network (RCN) began serving children in Rochester, NY in 1857 and continues to be a leader in advancing the quality of early education today. Since its humble beginnings, RCN has expanded to include two locations – the South Wedge and Center City – in order to serve children ranging from six months to twelve years of age. RCN utilizes the Pyramid Model to promote the social and emotional wellness of their students and to provide targeted services to those who need more support. During the school year, RCN offers EPK and UPK classrooms.
Volunteers of America
The Volunteers of America (VOA) Children’s Center has been providing educational programs focused on early childhood development and school readiness since 1987. The VOA has grown into one of the largest providers of Early Childhood programming within the city of Rochester. The center serves more than 500 children and families on an annual basis and provides such additional support services as a full-time Registered Nurse, on-site dental care (in partnership with Anthony Jordan Health), family development services, on-going parent training, and disability supports for children with special needs. In addition, the center has maintained a staff retention rate exceeding 90% over the past five years.
Baden Street Child Development Center
Founded in 1901, the Baden Street Settlement has continuously and dynamically grown to provide a full range of services to the surrounding neighborhood and greater community. One of the many departments is the Alvin Wesley Child Development Center, which provides services for children ranging from six weeks to twelve years old. The Center is host to both EPK and UPK classrooms.
Friendship Children's Center
Since 1926, Friendship Children’s Center has been serving the community as an early learning center. During the school year, Friendship hosts a toddler care program, EPK classrooms, UPK classrooms and a school age program for children up to twelve years of age. The summerLEAP program meshes well in perfect unison with Friendship’s mission to “strengthen and supplement family life through age-appropriate education, emotional, social, and physical experiences.”
Generations Child Care and Education
Locally owned since 1993, Generations Child Care is dedicated to serving families in the Greater Rochester Area. We believe in creating an environment where children can thrive from curiosity, discovery, encouragement and play.
Generations takes pride in being part of the care-giving equation that results in a higher quality of life for the families we serve. We are committed to providing outstanding programs in a safe environment where children can succeed individually and together. Understanding the need to assist families with their work and family responsibilities, Generations strives to take the worry out of care giving, by maintaining a standard of excellent care and outstanding communication with our families.
Being nationally accredited means Generations exceeds New York State regulations in quality programming. Accreditation involves a commitment to listening to our families. It also involves a continuous commitment to the discovery and initiation of new approaches identified in the field of early care and education.