585-325-4910 info@badenstreet.org

For many, this is where the Baden Street journey began.

The Alvin Wesley Child Development Center provides day care services to children ages 6 weeks through 12 years, and is designed to meet each child’s physical, social, cognitive and emotional needs. The program strives to help each child reach his or her full potential through age-appropriate activities.

The Child Development Center is an accredited center by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services to serve 151 children.  Two nutritious meals and a snack are served daily. Free hearing and speech screenings, and visiting nurse services are also provided.

Universal Pre-K/Pre-K Three

500 N. Clinton Avenue/431 Jay Street

Universal Pre-K, a program for three and four-year-old children, provides an excellent start to formal education.  Research indicates that early learning enhances children’s capacity to learn and improves elementary school performance.  Baden offers both morning and afternoon sessions.

The UPK staff welcomes you!

Welcome EPK Friends!

Important Updates

As of July 2021

  • There is currently limited space available for upcoming PreK 3 and PreK 4 slots.
  • For PreK 4 only, transportation is on a first-come basis.
  • Please give us a call at (585) 232-4330 city northeast and (585) 445-6773 city northwest.
  • We have slots available for all children ages 6weeks -12 years old for daycare services.
  • Please come into 500 N. Clinton Ave for applications or give us a call at (585) 232-4330.

Program Directors

Carol Robinson is from Rockingham NC. She has lived in Rochester, NY since she was 16 years old.  She started working for Baden Street in 1995 as a Toddler Teacher.   Since then she has had several positions in the Early Childhood Department.  Carol has had great experience working with the families in the Northeast section of the city. She attended Monroe High School and shortly thereafter decided that she wanted to work in the Human Service field, so she went on to earn her Associates Degree in Human Services at Monroe Community College.  There Carol decided that she wanted to work in a  community is where she would be most impactful.   Carol is currently the Pre-K Director and works in the daycare center as the Assistant Director and Educational Coordinator.  She is currently enrolled at Empire State College working on a BA in Early Childhood. Her hobbies are reading, hanging out with her 3 grandchildren and traveling whenever work permits.

Kimberly Barnes-Ellis is from Rochester, New York and has worked with Baden Street Settlement for 17 years. She attended West Irondequoit High School in the Urban Suburban Program and Graduated from Central State University in Ohio with a degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. Kimberly Barnes-Ellis is currently the director of Baden Street Child Development Center. She spent several years as the program director at South Avenue Daycare Located at the Rochester Psychiatric Center and has experience as a supervisor in dietary at Highland Hospital for over 20 years and has worked for Highland Hospital for over 30 years. She came to Baden Street Settlement because of her love and passion for working with children and loves being part of the team. In her free time Kimberly loves shopping, cooking and spending time with her family.