Children’s Institute improves children’s chances for success in school and in life and helps to build healthy families and communities in the greater Rochester area, and nationally. Through an understanding of child development, sound research and evaluation, we develop and promote effective prevention and early intervention programs, materials and best practices for children, families, schools and communities.
blocks (wooden or foam), Legos, Lincoln Logs, Bristle Blocks, nesting objects
play kitchen accessories
construction paper, markers, crayons, foam shapes, etc.
doll families (with sensitivity to different ethnicities)
doll house, wooden (gender neutral)
puppets (animals and human)
kitchen center, neutral (plain wood, not gender specific)
Matchbox cars and trucks (all sizes)
Play-Doh, clay, moon sand
sand tray and/or sand table
items used in a sand table: e.g. pails, funnel, sieve, large spoon, etc.
tubes of animals, insects, etc.
stickers for ages 3-5
Information reviewed by agency 5/18/21. (Contact information changed.)