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The Children's School @ URMC

Ms. Angela Colt, Center Director

55 Castleman Road Rochester NY 14620
(585) 273-3677 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
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Welcome

The Children's School @ URMC invites you to discover all the ways we can help your child explore, learn and grow. You'll find our nurturing teachers and interactive curriculum excel at preparing children for school success. At the Children's School @ URMC we believe every moment is a teachable one! Drop in anytime to tour our center, we'd love to meet you!

Ms. Angela Colt, Center Director

Business Partner Message

"Meliora" or "Ever Better" is more that the University of Rochester's motto - since the institution's 1850 founding, it's been a symbol of their drive for continuous improvement. After choosing KinderCare to manage their existing on-site child development center, the University of Rochester's Medical Center found the Center was just what the doctor ordered. The secret to organizational health? Using our center to help boost center families' satisfaction and steer the Medical Center towards an off-the-charts ranking as a great place to work.

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

Accreditation

Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

Teachers & Staff

  • Ms. Angela Colt, Center Director

    I have worked for our center for over ten years now and I am passionate about achieving successful students and developing teachers to help make students successful. I am looking forward to taking early care and education to the next level at The Children's School at URMC.

    Angela began working for KinderCare Education at The Children’s School at URMC in October of 2002 in the Kindergarten classroom.  In her classroom she demonstrated a strong desire for teaching children and helping them reach their full potential.  She took on the role of Assistant Director in 2007 striving to provide the best educational guidance to teachers, creating strong rapports with parents and combining fun and learning for all.  In her current role as Center Director, Angela strives on building relationships with children, parents and teachers.  She often can be found in the lobby chatting with parents during drop off and pickup and in classrooms working with teachers ensuring educational goals and objectives are being met.  Angela has her Master’s degree in Education from SUNY Brockport and her teaching certificate grades Pre-k through sixth.  Angela has two children enrolled at our center.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15+ Years
    Education:
    Master’s degree in Education, Teaching certificate grades Pre-k through sixth

Upcoming Center Activities

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Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

The center is closed on New Year's Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.  The center closes at 3pm on Christmas Eve.

Health and Safety

The center utilizes a keypad entry and has a fenced playground. All staff are certified in First Aid and CPR.

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