Children's Institute (CI) - Rochester NY

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Children's Institute - strengthening social and emotional health

Children's Institute is our not-for-profit partner.
We work hand-in-hand to support the success of children.

Social and Emotional Health

Children's Institute uses COMET to enhance their core competencies of strengthening social and emotional health. With programs and services that are grounded in research, they build bridges between theory and practice, transform ideas into proven solutions and turn obstacles into opportunities for success for children and families.

COMET is CI's Data Collection and Reporting Tool

The reliable, secure COMET system provides the infrastructure that enables their team to deliver services, and facilitates the longer-term achievement of Children Institute’s strategic mission. As the data collection and reporting tool embedded in Children's Institute's services delivery, the COMET system is a critical differentiator in responding to and fulfilling large community projects. It provides operational savings to both Children's Institute and their customers, with faster survey response and rapid expansion of offered services. COMET adds value by providing a growing complement of features to address community needs. There is a growing awareness and advocacy amongst key leaders to leverage COMET and Children's Institute for powerful community impact. An increasing number of key projects at Children’s Institute leverage COMET either to maintain current business or to expand into new areas.

CI Screening Tools

Children’s Institute offers screening tools that can be completed on COMET to satisfy school entry screening requirements and much more. By using Children's Institute assessments with COMET, schools can gain information about individual students and the overall population of incoming students. And, if you are satisfied with your school’s current screening instruments but need assistance managing and using data, COMET could be the answer. Any instrument and screening tool can be uploaded, giving educators a centralized system of usable information to help children succeed.  Examples in COMET include:

Children's Institute - Primary Project

If you know a child who appears to be having challenges in the classroom, Primary Project may be the solution. Primary Project is a national evidence-based program that helps children in pre-k through third grade adjust to school, gain confidence, social skills, and focus on learning. Through play, Primary Project addresses children’s school adjustment difficulties and increases their chances for success.

As Children's Institute's flagship program, Primary Project has been serving kids for over 50 years, supporting school adjustment and social-emotional development. Schools who implement Primary Project use COMET to screen children in the early grades and identify those who may benefit from the program, they then complete pre-post assessments on COMET to monitor progress and report on results. Having the assessment tools available online, as opposed to paper, has increased response rates up to 98% and reduced turn-out time for results from weeks to instant!

Children's Institute - Early Childhood Programs

Primary Project is the foundational program of Children’s InstituteEarly childhood administrators and educators look to Children’s Institute for services, training, programs, and partnerships that can make positive and measurable differences in early childhood education efforts.

RECAP is a community-wide assessment process that improves the quality of programs for three- and four-year-olds, including prekindergarten classrooms. Over 2,000 children and 170 classrooms are assessed annually.

Primary Project is useful for teachers and parents of pre-k through third grade children who may be experiencing school adjustment challenges

Pathways is a child care accreditation service developed by a partnership of community experts in the field of early education and care.

If you use the assessment measures produced by Children's Institute, then COMET is available to help you improve the efficiency of your evaluation efforts by allowing you to move away from paper-based assessments to an electronic system. With COMET you can screen, monitor and evaluate the children served in real-time. The data is accessible immediately - no lag time due to mailing in completed forms and waiting for summary reports. Users can evaluate the data from multiple levels - by the individual, by group, by grade and by school. With flexible reporting, COMET allows you to understand and demonstrate the impact of a program for the children it serves.

Children's Institute Customer Success Stories

GROW Rochester

Screening & Referral to Improve Outcomes