Inclusive Approach - Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester

Gesher Before & After School Care

NOTICE: Sitter Service will be closed this Sunday, April 21. PlayGym, In Zone, and The PiT will remain open. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Every Child Welcome and Accepted

Kesher is the Hebrew word for connection, and the focus of our Kesher program is to foster social and emotional development for children across the board. 

Research shows that when children with and without disabilities are educated together, positive academic and social outcomes occur for all children involved. Our approach is based on an inclusion-classroom model in which children with disabilities are grouped together with similar-aged peers without disabilities. All children share the same social and behavioral expectations, while allowing for adaptations based on individual personalities and needs.

Wondering whether this program is a good fit for your child? Contact Dan Irving, Director of Youth & Family Programs.