• Parent Power Moments

    Parent Power Moments is an educational and informational virtual resource for parents, caregivers, the RCSD community, and Community Partners of the Early Childhood Department (ECD). Adult Family Educators (AFEs) utilize this unique and innovative format to engage and educate the families and caregivers of preschool students.

    Parents and caring adults are the first "Superheroes" for our youngest scholars. The vision of Parent Power Moments is to equip parents and caregivers with the necessary tools to continue to develop their superpowers as their child's first teacher and most powerful advocate.

    February 2024: Deputy Superintendent of Teaching & Learning, Demario Strickland

    In this Parent Power Moment episode, AFE Bonita Williams interviews Rochester City School District Deputy Superintendent of Teaching & Learning, Demario Strickland. Deputy Strickland shares a wealth of information with us regarding his role, his background and influences as an educator, and some of his thoughts and plans for continuing to strengthen the educational experience for our students within the district. You won't want to miss this one! (Published - 2/5/2024)

    January 2024: Registering Your Child for Kindergarten

    In our first Parent Power Moment episode of 2024, Adult Family Educator, Bonita Williams, shares a brief, yet very helpful overview of the Kindergarten Registration process for families that are enrolling their child in Kindergarten for the Fall of 2024. (Published - 1/10/2024)

    Episode 7: Month Of The Young Child

    In this episode of Parent Power Moments, AFE Bonita Williams meets with Mary Louise Musler, Coordinator of the Early Childhood Quality Council. They discuss the Month of the Young Child and what it means to the Early Childhood Department

    Episode 6: Play Outside!

    In this episode of Parent Power Moments, AFE Bonita Williams meets with Dr. Hooper and Dr. Wilson to discuss the importance of outdoor physical activity and what precautions you can take to keep your student safe!

    Episode 5: Importance of Music and Movement

    Join us for another episode of Parent Power Moments! In this episode, AFE Bonita Williams meets with Ashley Moss-Fox to discuss the importance of Music and Movement in the PreK classroom. 

    Episode 4: Assessments

    In this episode of Parent Power Moments, AFE Bonita Williams meets with Early Childhood Director, Dr. Robin Hooper, to discuss the importance of early childhood assessments. 

    Episode 3: Answering Your COVID Reopening Questions

    In this episode of "Parent Power Moments", AFE Bonita Williams meets with Rebecca Boyle, the Program Director for the Rochester City School District Early Childhood Department, to discuss what COVID-safe learning will look like in our Pre-K classrooms. (Published 2/3/2021)

    Episode 2: Digital Library Services

    This episode of "Parent Power Moments" features a special guest, Tonia Burton, the Children's Service Consultant at the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. In this episode, Ms. Williams and Ms. Burton share information about the ways the public library can support your child's learning journey with both digital and physical library media materials. You do not want to miss this video! (Published 1/20/2021)

    Episode 1: The Importance of Play