Arc of Monroe County
2060 Brighton-Henrietta Townline Rd Rochester, NY 14623
The Arc of Monroe County Special Sitters is a home-based respite program providing extra help for families caring for a loved one with an intellectual or other developmental disability. Sitters can provide services in the home or can assist the individual needing care with opportunities for recreation in the community.
Special Sitters provides comprehensive training for the sitters, enabling family members to spend time away from the home, safe in the knowledge that their loved one is cared for by a trained sitter. In addition, Special Sitters are available for other family members in need of care or assistance.
Each sitter is thoroughly trained in communications skills, special needs awareness, creative activities, First Aid, and CPR.
Expressive Beginnings Child Care
875 Commons Way, Rochester, NY 14623
Expressive Beginnings Child Care, a 10,000-square-feet facility, will serve 116 children beginning in August 2011. The project is a result of a collaboration with Heritage Christian Services and the Child Care Council.
Expressive Beginnings will offer children up to age 13 a unique learning curriculum that honors the many ways children express themselves, and will also have creative learning and play spaces.
In addition to care for infants and toddlers, the center will also offer preschool, full day kindergarten, before and after school care, and a school-age summer program.
Expressive Beginnings is a new division of Heritage Christian Services, a nonprofit, nonsectarian human services agency that primarily serves people with developmental disabilities and their families. The center will be open to children with and without disabilities.