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Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Children's Institute

274 N. Goodman Street
Suite D103
Rochester , NY 14607
Phone: 585-295-1000 x230
Contact: Diane Trentini

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.

Wish List:
  • blocks (wooden or foam), Legos, Lincoln Logs, Bristle Blocks, nesting objects, foam shapes
  • play kitchen accessories
  • construction paper, crayons
  • 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, 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
  • markers (new): thick tip, bright colors
  • chart paper (Post-it or other self-stick brand)
  • table tents for name tags
  • dot stickers
  • picture books (new, like new) with diverse characters such as ones on this list:
  • picture books (new, like new) featuring topics related to social emotional development such as the ones on this list:
  • pop-up canopy tent for use at community events
  • bottled water
  • gift cards for parents: Wegmans, Tops, Target, Walmart, Amazon
  • folding tables, portable, waterproof
  • small giveaways for kids and adults: pens, pencils, candy, fidget toys, etc.

Information reviewed by agency 9/22/23.  (Information is correct.)

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