June 1, 2021
Play is fundamental to kid's whole child health and well-being. Play is a kid's preferred way of learning, and research demonstrates that play can enhance academic performance.
Despite all the benefits of play, not all children in the Rochester City School District have equitable access to the benefits of play in their education experience. Despite bright spots throughout the district, and a wealth of community organizations committed to the power of play, there is no coordination of these efforts, or mechanisms to support the transition of knowledge and resources between buildings. That's why the PlayROCs Advocacy Committee and families in the Rochester City School District have decided enough is enough! We need to make sure that potential of play is centered in our children's learning experiences.
We've partnered with RCSD student and families to bring the power of play back into the lives of all students in the district. This summer, we're working together to build a collective vision and action plan to support playful learning in RCSD.
We need YOUR voice and feedback to create a vision for playful learning in the Rochester City School District. Families are driving the planning and development of this vision, but we need more support from you. All of the feedback we collect will inform our final vision and identify both short term and long term strategies for change.
Please take the time to fill out the survey and share your feedback on what you'd like to see in you or your child's learning experiences.
Take the survey in English: student survey; parent/primary caregiver survey
Take the survey in Spanish: student survey; parent/primary caregiver survey