Early Childhood Services
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. Each program has an assigned Family Services Assistance to help each family work on goals, address barriers and assist families in a comprehensive way. We have a nutritionist, behavior health services, a health advocate and a special education coordinator on-site to meet all our children and families’ needs. Currently all our programs are free for qualifying families.
Early Head Start
Early Head Start is an all-day program for infants (starting at six weeks) to three-years-old. This program follows the Primary and Continuity of Care Model, where teachers follow the children maintaining the importance of attunement for young children and their social-emotional growth.
Our Early Childhood Center offers an award-winning program for children as young as six weeks old through the age of five.
Head Start & UPK
The Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) and Head Start programs are open to three- & four-year olds and follows the RCSD school calendar. Our programs of high quality and meet all National Head Start Performance Standards, Social Emotional Pyramid Model and RCSD High Scope Curriculum. 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.
All of our programs participate in Raising a Reader with our local library, Sesame Neighborhood with WXXI, Ready to GROW and Rochester Area Parent Program with Children’s Institute. Ibero Early Childhood Services was recently recognized by the Mary Allen Institute Spotlight for our work with infant mental health.
Get Ready to GROW provides free developmental checks and follow-up support for children ages one to five years.