Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Rochester Childfirst Network

941 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-473-2858 x229
Contact: Susan Murphy

Rochester Childfirst Network is a non-profit agency dedicated to enhancing the quality of early education and care in Western New York through leadership, advocacy, and innovative direct services to children from birth to 12 years of age.  We offer: childcare and education for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school age children; Extended Pre-K and Universal Pre-K through the Rochester City School District; special education services for preschoolers, summer programs for all ages; and support Family Child Care Providers.  We provide professional development for early childhood educators and specialize in social-emotional development.

Wish List:
  • balls: playground & soccer
  • batteries: any size
  • board books (new)
  • canned goods
  • dress-up clothes including multi-cultural, career and animal costumes  (gently used)
  • gardening tools: real and toy
  • gift cards: Amazon, Home Depot, Walmart, Target, for food and gas
  • laundry baskets
  • multi-cultural dolls
  • office supplies: copy paper, legal pads, manila file folders, clipboards, sticky notes, dividers, binders, white board markers
  • passes to Strong Museum of Play
  • personal care items: hand soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, sanitary pads
  • podium
  • pressure washer
  • tickets to community preschool plays/music events
  • underwear, new packages, boys and girls, sizes 4 – 6
  • Velcro
  • winter gear: boots, snow pants, mittens, hats for infants – age 8 (new or gently used)
  • science related magazines, back issues: Nature, Scientific American, Wired, Make, Discover, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, New Scientist
  • office chairs without wheels
  • lockers, gently used
  • power washer
  • professional plumbing snake

Volunteers Needed:
  • Garden helpers.
  • Woodworker.
  • Artists, Musicians, Dancers.
  • College students for STEM activities, photography, videography.
  • Special events assistants.

Information reviewed by agency 12/24/19. (Wish List updated.)

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