Pre-school and Pre-K resources for families with young children in Rochester NY.
All children within the Rochester City School District who are 4 years old on or before December 1st of the school year are eligible for half-day (2 ½ hrs) Pre-K programs Monday to Friday for 180 days of that school year. At this point, most programs are full-day programs. There are limited spots available for children who will be 3 years old on or before December 1st of the school year.
For more details and guidance on the registration process, check out the “Rochester Universal Pre-Kindergarten” section of our KidsThrive585 Rochester City School District page.
Pre-Kindergarten for 3 year olds is available to some eligible City Residents.
CP Rochester’s Augustin Children’s Center is an accessible, modern, fully-staffed, and well-equipped facility located on Winton Road South in Henrietta. The Center is an early intervention facility for children with disabilities from birth to age three, as well as a preschool for children with and without disabilities from age three to five. The Center has a number of features not offered by other providers such as a warm-water indoor pool, large gymnasium with stage, outdoor exploratory classroom, large playground with ‘safe surface,’ and fully-integrated classrooms and programs. Also, the Center offers a parent support group, on-site clinics for both children and adults, recreation programs, respite programs, day treatment programs, TBI services, service coordination, and adult residential opportunities.
Address: 3399 Winton Road South, Rochester, New York 14623
The Regional Early Childhood Direction Center (RECDC) provides free information and resources, referral assistance, consultation and training for families and providers of children birth to 5 years old. RECDC provides a wealth of information on topics and issues relating to young children. Information may include (but is not limited to) behavioral support, developmental milestones, and developmental evaluations for children for children who may be in need of special education services or at risk for delays, counseling family support, legal and financial support, as well as therapy and medical services. RECDC is an excellent resource for providers, as well as parents seeking information about the development of their children. RECDC is a NYS grant funded program sponsored by Monroe County BOCES #1.
Address: Monroe #1 BOCES, 15 Linden Park, Rm. A-9, Rochester, NY
Contact: Beth Grier-Leva
Head Start is a federal program for low-income families which entails a preschool program that serves 3 and 4 year old children and children with disabilities from area low-income families. The preschool program is geared to address all of the learning domains of these children and to help them grow physically, mentally, and socially. After entrance, the child receives screening in health issues, visual, fine and gross motor ability, cognitive ability and a behavioral screening and are provided with an individualized education plan, activities planned in all the learning domains at various levels of ability, and enrichment field trips to places such as Strong Museum, local farms, grocery stores, the library and other enriching places.
Address: 550 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604
The Early Intervention (EI) program is a national program that provides many different types of early intervention services to families of eligible infants and toddlers with disabilities and suspected developmental delays. All children under three years of age who have a disability or developmental delay are eligible for the Early Intervention program. Services include service coordination, evaluation, home visits, speech, physical and other therapies, child development group, Social Work services, family support groups, and transportation assistance to EI services. Monroe County contracts with about 15 agencies and 46 independent providers to deliver these services.
Hillside Family of Agencies (HFA) is a leading provider of child welfare, mental health, youth development, juvenile justice, adoption, special education, safety net and developmental disabilities services to children and families across Central and Western New York and Maryland. HFA is family focused, providing a myriad of services in community, school-based, residential settings serving children and young adults (from birth to age 26) and families with special needs such as mental health, behavioral, educational, or developmental challenges. Unique programs are designed for runaway/homeless teens and families or individuals looking for adoption support or to put a child up for adoption. The Hillside Integration Center – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, provides direct access to all services, youth and parent support, crisis counseling, and is the general Hillside “help desk.” American Sign Language (limited), Spanish, and access to all language services are available at (585) 256-7500.
Address: 1183 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
Hillside Children’s Center is an affiliate of Hillside Family of Agencies, a family and children services organization that provides child welfare, mental health, youth development, juvenile justice, special education, developmental disabilities, and family development services across Central and Western New York to children from birth to 21 years and their families.
2075 Scottsville Rd, 14623 429-2700
426 Lyell Ave, 14613 719-2000
1 Keuka Bus Park, Suite 208, Penn Yan 14527 315 536-6913
Crestwood Children’s Foundation – 1183 Monroe Ave, 14620 256-7515
Main Phone: (585) 256-7515
Fax: (585) 256-7510
The Family Resource Centers of Crestwood Children’s Center is an organization that works to foster the development of young children and inspire the growth of parents as their child’s most valuable teacher. Among other services for families, the Family Resource Centers of Crestwood offer toddler and preschool early childhood education sessions and a pre-kindergarten program.
The Family Place: 426 Lyell Ave, 14606 Phone: (585) 719-2000
Peter Castle Family Resource Center: 555 Avenue D, 14621 Phone: (585) 467-8130
Southwest Family Resource Center: 89 Genesee St, 14611 Phone: (585) 436-0370
Main Phone: (585) 436-0370 x301
Fax: (585) 436-0482
LCFC offers non-profit daycare for children 6 weeks old to 10 years old and Universal Pre-K program through the Rochester city School District. LCFC also offers onsite speech, hearing and vision evaluations and services and Early Intervention referrals. LCFC serves the Charlotte area of Rochester.
Address: 75 Stutson Street, Rochester NY 14612
Mary Cariola Children’s Center is a local, private, non-profit agency serving children and families in Monroe County, New York and surrounding areas. The center provides the highest quality individualized services for children age from 3 to 21 with mental retardation, physical disability, complex behavior management needs including those with a autism spectrum diagnosis. The Center is dedicated to excellence in family-centered, educational, residential, therapeutic and community support services and to developing program initiatives for emerging populations of children with special needs. Mary Cariola provides a Preschool program, School Age Program, and Residential Program.
Address: 1000 Elmwood Ave., Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14620
Rochester School for the Deaf is one of America’s premier schools specializing in the education of children with hearing loss. Approximately130 students from Western and Central New York State, covering 45 school districts in 10 counties, attend RSD’s infant, preschool, elementary, middle, high school and residential treatment facility programs. Additionally, RSD provides an after school program for students from RSD and other schools, a supported employment program for adults with hearing loss, sign language classes, workshops and public events including 5K River Ramble and the Adventures in Education Program.
Address: 1545 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14621
Telephone: (585) 336-5854
(585) 544-1240 (V/TTY)
Fax: (585) 336-5880
Online directions: http://www.rsdeaf.org/pages/about-rsd/map–directions