Early Childhood Development Initiative



Early Childhood Development Initiative


Welcome to the Early Childhood Development Initiative. We have been supporting children and families in the Rochester community for more than 28 years.

ECDI meets at the Children’s Institute from 3-4:30 on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

2018-2019 Meeting Topics

September—National League of Cities (Mary Louise Musler)

October—Strengthening Working Families Initiative (Action For a Better Community, Rochester Rehabilitation, & Child Care Council)

November—RECAP (Dirk Hightower and the RECAP Team); Reflective Supervision Symposium (Social Emotional Committee)

December—Early Childhood Issues in the 2019-20 Budget (The Children’s Agenda and Guests)

January—Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (Christie Petrenko)

February—ROC the Future (Jackie Campbell, The Children’s Agenda) & TRACC Community Partners for Whole Child Health (Dawn Breitung)

March—Overview of the Expulsion and Suspension Toolkit and Unconscious Bias (Fannie Glover, Early Care and Learning Council & Barbara Ann Mattle, Child Care Council, Inc )

Please click HERE for an interview about ECDI featuring ECDI’s founder, Jacque Cady.