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Changing Lives for 50 Years30, January 2017

On January 26, Penfield Children’s Center kicked off its year-long 50th anniversary celebration. More than 30,000 children have been served by Penfield staff during the agency’s half a century of care and many prominent individuals from the agency’s past and present were on-hand for our celebration. Founding board member, Barbara Elsner, was joined by fellow… Read More »


2016 Holiday Party6, December 2016

The 2016 Holiday Party was a success and welcomed more than 800 guests!  We are so thankful to Kohl’s and all our wonderful volunteers who helped make this event possible. Families crafted holiday necklaces, snowflakes and hats, enjoyed music and snacks, and each child took home a very special gift. In the spirit of the… Read More »


Challenging Behaviors Webinar19, October 2016

Didn’t get a chance to join us for our webinar about challenging behaviors? Tune in to our recorded version at your convenience and learn about management strategies to use with young children and how to react to behavior problems:  


Share Your Heart!4, October 2016

Heart of Canal Street is Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s community program that raises funds for children’s charities – and Penfield Children’s Center is in the running to be a beneficiary. Heart of Canal Street has raised nearly $16 million for hundreds of area children’s charities since 1994. The program honors the Potawatomi tradition of nurturing… Read More »