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Carnegie Kids: Polygraph Lounge

Saratoga Early Childhood Education went on a trip to Carnegie Hall to see the musical duo Polygraph Lounge as part of the Carnegie Kids concert series. This series aims to inspire children’s imaginations and creativity at playful and interactive concerts. These free events are 45 minutes long and take place in the Resnick Education

March 27th, 2017|

Clifford Takes a Trip

In celebration of this month’s Universal Pre-K Big Red Reading book, Clifford Takes A Trip, the sites took their classes on a small Scavenger Hunt-style “trip" around the building (due to inclement weather outside). Clifford pictures were hung inconspicuously around the buildings, and children searched for all the little Cliffords trying to count how many they

March 24th, 2017|

Move to the Beat

Children from the Saratoga Early Childhood Education Center participated in the Children's Museum of Manhattan EatPlayGrow Curriculum. EatPlayGrow is an early childhood health curriculum developed in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The subject of this event was Move to the Beat, where the children learned the importance of physical activity

March 10th, 2017|

Dr. Seuss Day

Dr. Seuss' birthday is March 2, and each year the kids in our after school programs celebrate with Dr. Seuss themed crafts!

March 2nd, 2017|

Santa’s Dashing Elves

The Dashing Whippets Running Team descended on our offices this holiday season to wrap literally hundreds of toys so that every child staying in our sites could have a merry Christmas. Each year the running team spends hours with HFH to wrap toys to make the holidays special for

December 10th, 2015|

Mad Science at The Prospect

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects are a key component of our after-school programs. As part of our fall curriculum, children in our Big Brownstone after-school program participated in Mad Science, where once a week children learn STEM subjects like robotics through a variety of exciting hands-on

November 19th, 2015|

Halloween with MUFG

Children in our Prospect and Saratoga Early Education Centers took a mini-field trip to MUFG offices in Manhattan where they went “cubicle to cubicle” instead of “door to door” trick or treating. One of our goals at HFH is to make the children at our sites

October 29th, 2015|

Hofstra University Students Lend a Helping Hand

This summer, a group of freshmen from Hofstra University's Discovery Program spent a day volunteering at the Saratoga. For their "day of service," our volunteers played educational games with children in our early childhood education center and assisted in the after-school program. This thoughtful group was also

August 25th, 2015|

Summer Camp Gives Homeless Children A Chance To Just Be Kids

Homelessness places profound stress on a child's life, and many of these stressors are compounded during the summer season. Homes for the Homeless offers a unique opportunity for over 550 children to attend Summer Camps in Harriman State Park and experience the season as a kid should - with activities including hiking, swimming, dancing,

July 28th, 2015|