Early Childhood Services

Our Early Childhood Center offers an award-winning program for children as young as six weeks old through the age of five. Each child receives hands-on learning in the areas of developing and improving their motor skills, level of literacy, path to successful socialization, health and social / emotional wellness.

All children attending achieve high attendance rate of 85% or higher and all meet next grade level success. The Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) is open to 4-year-olds and follows the RCSD school calendar. We also have an all-day Head Start program for three and 4-year-old children using the Continuity of Care Primary Care model.

Early Head Start 

Early Head Start is an all-day program for infants (starting at six weeks) to 3-year-olds. In partnership with the University of Rochester, the Tele-Med Program provides an on-site technician that conducts initial doctor visits with the sick child and a doctor via Skype to determine the child’s condition so that parents do not have to miss school or work until the next step in their care.

Ibero staff help coordinate not just medical mental health and substance abuse services, but also the social service needs of the individual.

Each year, children who are enrolled in the Summer Leap Program participate in high quality curriculum in math, science, language, and literacy at our center. They also learn how to swim, which helps build their confidence. Our Summer Leap program was established after children from our center attended the first pilot program at Horizons at Harley.

 

 

Our response during the COVID-19 pandemic

In correspondence with the Rochester City School District, Early Childhood Service’s Early Head Start, Head Start and UPK programs was unable to directly serve our students during the initially shutdown in the spring of 2020. In the meantime, we worked witho rganizations such as YWCA, Foodlink, Jordan Health, the city of Rochester and several others to address COVID-19 related communications in a culturally responsive effort to meet the needs of Spanish-speakers.  

 

Since the start of the 2020-2021 school year, we have reopened our Early Childhood Center offering in-person and virtual school days. Sanitization has been a major priority within our facilities in order to continue ensuring a safe and educational environment for our students.